ASEEES 2017: Slavic DH Business Meeting and Workshops

Slavic DH Business Meeting and Workshops

We would especially like to encourage you to attend our Business Meeting (Sat, November 11, 10:00 to 11:45am, 4th floor, Halsted). This year, we are using an hour of our business meeting to offer the following workshops:


  • Time Lapse with QGIS
    • In this tutorial, we will learn how to use the freeware program QGIS to generate a time lapse map based on historical data. It will introduce the basics of GIS while demonstrating a more powerful application for visualizing research that involves geospatial change over time. Before the session, please install QGIS ( and, opening QGIS, install the OpenLayers and TimeManager plugins (Plugin->Manage and Install Plugins).


  • Network Analysis with Cytoscape
    • In this workshop, we will discuss the basics of social network analysis, its uses in humanities research and learn to create network visualizations with the program Cytoscape. If possible, please install the software on your computer ahead of time


  • OCR with Google Vision
    • Recent innovations in Deep Learning have brought noticeable improvements in machine recognition of typewritten and handwritten text.  Google’s Vision API can be a useful tool when working with non-English texts, but small changes are needed to use the API successfully.  In this workshop, we will configure the Vision client to work with any of the supported languages (including Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Uzbek, Serbian, Romanian and others).


If you would like to sign up for one of these tutorials, please register here by November 5, as space will be limited.