CATMA meets Arabic Manuscript Studies (August 15, 2019)

As part of the summer school “Islamicate Digital Humanities for Scholars in Manuscript Studies” at the University of Hamburg we will introduce graduate students and researchers who work with manuscript materials in Arabic scripts to CATMA. The workshop will give a brief introduction to tools and methods that can be used for text annotation and visualization. The main goal is to learn how to apply CATMA to digital research projects.

forTEXT and CATMA Workshop at University of Stellenbosch (20–21 June 2018)

As part of a cooperation between forTEXT/CATMA at the University of Hamburg and the South African Centre for Digital Language and Resources (SADiLaR) and the University of Stellenbosch we will introduce post graduate literature students to the use of digital methods in the humanities as well as annotation and analysis routines in CATMA on June, 20–21, 2019.

The workshop Digital Tools for Research in Literature: Introduction to CATMA combines a general introduction into different DH-approaches with a hands-on-experience of working in CATMA. Newcomers are explicitly invited to join the workshop and are encouraged to bring their own texts and project ideas (whether or not they already have a DH angle) which we will discuss from the “DH-point of view”.

NER and CATMA Workshop @ Uni Mainz

On October 26, Jan Horstmann and Mareike Schumacher will give a workshop at the Literary Linguistics Group in Mainz, Germany. In the hands-on workshop, you can learn how to combine automated NER annotation with the work in CATMA.

Named Entity Recognition (NER) and Digital Text Annotation and Analysis with CATMA

Finding Names automatically and annotating characters in fiction may seem to be two different methods in Digital Humanities Research at first sight. But in our workshop we attempt to show that they can complement each other very fruitfully. In a mixture of presentation and hands-on sessions we show you how to preprocess a work of fiction with Named Entity Recognition, import the outcome into the annotation tool CATMA, analyse it here and enrich it with manuell annotations. To round up our case study, we visualize our annotations in CATMA and interpret our findings.

Two CATMA workshops @ SINS 2018

Two CATMA workshops will be held by Jan Horstmann and Jan Christoph Meister at the 2018 Summer Course in Narrative Studies (SINS) which takes place at Aarhus University’s conference centre Sandbjerg Estate from 30 July to 3 August 2018 – for the program, go here.

During our workshops we will introduce participants to CATMA’s functionality using our “preloaded” tutorial version and CATMA’s “barebones manual” which both can be found here.

CATMA 5.0 workshop at DHASA 2017 – Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Our recently launched new version of CATMA will be put the test at a forthcoming workshop at the first fully fledged conference of the newly established Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa (DHASA). We are proud to celebrate the launch of CATMA 5.0 at this important Digital Humanities event in Southern Africa!

The conference takes place 17-20 January at the University of Stellenbosch. Our CATMA workshop will be held on 18 January 2017, 09:00-13:00. For more detail please click here.


Frontispiece: "Cat Herd" ©2016 J. Drucker and R. Ammann
Frontispiece: “Cat Herd” ©2016 J. Drucker and R. Ammann