Join the CLARIAH Media Suite Webinar Series (Spring 2022)!

In the spring semester 2022, the CLARIAH Media Suite team offers a webinar series that introduces participants to working with the audiovisual collections, tools and methods made available in the Media Suite. Each webinar starts with a theoretical introduction followed by a hands-on session. We start the series with an introductory session focusing on the basic functionalities of the Media Suite, followed by five sessions focusing on more advanced uses of its tools; from searching and bookmarking collections, to cross-media analysis and oral history scholarship, and qualitative and quantitative analysis using video and audio annotation and automated transcripts of media content.

Programme

  • Wednesday January 19, 2022, 15.00-17.00 : “Introduction to the Media Suite – Searching collections, bookmarking items and creating a user project”. Session lead: Christian Olesen (UvA). Hybrid event, participation possible via Zoom or at the UvA Buzzhouse .
  • Wednesday February 16, 2022, 15.00-17.00 : “Studying historical viewing and listening rates in the Media Suite”. Session lead: Jasper Keijzer (UU). Hybrid event, participation possible via Zoom or at the UvA Buzzhouse .
  • Wednesday March 16, 2022, 15.00-17.00 : “Video annotation of film and broadcast collections in the Media Suite”. Session lead: Christian Olesen (UvA). Hybrid event, participation possible via Zoom or at the UvA Buzzhouse .
  • Wednesday April 20, 2022, 15.00-17.00 : “Cross-media corpus building and Oral History research in the Media Suite”. Session lead: Norah Karrouche (VU/EUR). Hybrid event, participation possible via Zoom or at the UvA Buzzhouse .
  • Wednesday May 18, 2022, 15.00-17.00 : “Decolonising Media Studies and Archival Literacy” – CLARIAH Media Suite Fellowship session with Sanne Koevoets (EUC) and Asli Özgen-Havekotte (UvA). Hybrid event, participation possible via Zoom or at the UvA Buzzhouse .
  • Wednesday June 15, 2022, 15.15-17.15 : “Analyzing Automatic Speech Recognition results of broadcast collections in the Media Suite”. Session lead: Alec Badenoch (UU/VU). Hybrid event, participation possible via Zoom or at the UvA Buzzhouse .

Registration
Lecturers, researchers, PhD- and RMA-students from Dutch universities and research institutes are invited to participate in the sessions. The sessions will be held via Zoom. Registration is open for all sessions. Please register via the following registration form: https://bit.ly/31NqgaV . For questions regarding the webinar series, please contact Christian Olesen at: c.g.olesen_at_uva.nl.

 

About the Media Suite
The Media Suite (https://mediasuite.clariah.nl) is an online research environment for audio-visual collections and media studies research developed within the NWO-funded CLARIAH project. Using their university login credentials, scholars and students in the Netherlands can access key Dutch audio-visual and paper collections, via the Media Suite. Among the collections included are the entire radio and television collection of The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (NISV), the Jean Desmet collection of the Eye Filmmuseum and more than 60 oral history collections from DANS. The Media Suite makes datasets and data enrichments of these collections available that can be explored in the infrastructure with custom-built tools for searching, analyzing, inspecting and comparing datasets. For instance, researchers may search public service broadcast collections using the automatically generated speech transcripts (ASR) of spoken words, or browse the results of optical character recognition (OCR) applied to the Jean Desmet collection’s paper documents.