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Media Suite Seminar Series 2022-2023

In the academic year 2022-2023, the CLARIAH Media Suite team offers a seminar series (online and on site, scroll down for registration details) that introduces participants to working with the audiovisual collections, tools and methods made available in the Media Suite. Each webinar starts with a theoretical and/or methodological 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 four sessions focusing on different methodologies and functionalities; from searching and bookmarking collections, to cross-media analysis and oral history methods, and qualitative and quantitative analysis using media annotation tools and automated transcripts of media content.

About the Media Suite

The Media Suite (https://mediasuite.clariah.nl) is an online research environment for audiovisual 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 public broadcasting 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.

Programme

  • Wednesday 26th October 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 is possible on location at the UvA Media Studies Department’s E-Lab (BG1, Room 0.16, Turfdraagsterpad 9, 1012 XT Amsterdam) or via Zoom.

  • Wednesday 7th December 2022, 15.00-17.00: “Video annotation of film and broadcast collections in the Media Suite”. Session Lead: Christian Olesen (UvA). Hybrid event: participation is possible on location at the UvA Media Studies Department’s E-Lab (BG1, Room 0.16, Turfdraagsterpad 9, 1012 XT Amsterdam) or via Zoom.

  • Wednesday15th February 2023, 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 is possible on location at the UvA Media Studies Department’s E-Lab (BG1, Room 0.16, Turfdraagsterpad 9, 1012 XT Amsterdam) or via Zoom.

  • Wednesday 15th March 2023, 15.00-17.00: CLARIAH Media Suite Fellowship Session with Vincent Baptist (EUR), Sabrina Sauer (RUG), Susan Aasman (RUG). Session Lead: TBD. Hybrid event: participation is possible on location at the UvA Media Studies Department’s E-Lab (BG1, Room 0.16, Turfdraagsterpad 9, 1012 XT Amsterdam) or via Zoom.

  • Wednesday 19th April 2023, 15.00-17.00: “Studying historical viewing and listening rates in the Media Suite”. Session Lead: Jasper Keijzer (UU). Hybrid event: participation is possible on location at the UvA Media Studies Department’s E-Lab (BG1, Room 0.16, Turfdraagsterpad 9, 1012 XT Amsterdam) or via Zoom.

  • Wednesday (17 th) May 2023, 15.00-17.00 : “Exploring abstract or operational images as new media (arts) research in the Media Suite”. Session Lead: Megan Phipps (UvA). Hybrid event: participation is possible on location at the UvA Media Studies Department’s E-Lab (BG1, Room 0.16, Turfdraagsterpad 9, 1012 XT Amsterdam) or via Zoom.

Registration
Lecturers, researchers, PhD- and RMA-students from Dutch universities and research institutes are invited to participate in the sessions. The sessions will be hybrid. Participation is possible on location at the UvA Media Studies Department’s E-Lab (BG1, Room 0.16, Turfdraagsterpad 9, 1012 XT Amsterdam) or via Zoom. Please register via the following registration form via this link . A few days before the session you will receive a message with session details and a Zoom link (in case of online participation). For questions regarding the webinar series, please contact Megan Phipps (mrphipps_at_uva.nl) or Christian Olesen (c.g.olesen_at_uva.nl).