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  • Digital Humanities Specialist

    Researchers of the past had hundreds or, in the best-case scenario, thousands of documents. Now, at least 130 million books are available to us. How do you study millions of sources and make their analysis interesting for a wide audience? What tools do digital museums and new media use? Why mix data science and philosophy? Specialists in the field of digital humanities (DH) try to answer these questions. In this issue of the What Will You Be project, we’ll talk about DH and the related ITMO University’s program.


  • Pocket Time Machine: Digital Projects About Russian History

    Were you the first to fall asleep during history class but now can’t help wondering what the past was all about? Thanks to modern technologies, we have a bunch of ways to discover the world – digital, interactive, and exciting. Here’s our selection of historical projects to help you learn more about Russia in retrospect without yawning even once.


  • ITMO Graduates on Their Research in Digital Humanities

    As the end of this academic year approaches, we decided to share some projects that our soon-to-be graduates of the Data, Culture, and Visualization program have been working on during their time at ITMO University. They find ways to apply the methods of digital humanities in various fields – from meme generation to commemorative practices. Here’s what they told us about their final projects.


  • ITMO Staff and Students Launch New Popular Science Project on War History

    Having secured the special Seed Grants funding from the university’s Digital Humanities Research Center, ITMO students and staff members are launching a new popular science project with a focus on history. There, they teach neural networks to “reimagine” the letters sent from the battlegrounds during World War II to attract the public to the challenge of keeping alive the memory of the WWII heroes and victims. 


  • DH Week in St. Petersburg: The Future of Digital Humanities in Russia and the World

    Throughout the past week, an event series at ITMO tackled the subject of digital humanities: over the course of five days, guest speakers spoke at length about neural networks, big data, deepfakes, and neuroart.


  • ITMO Hosts Digital Local History Conference 2020

    The conference was organized by ITMO’s Digital Humanities Center and brought together local history researchers and enthusiasts, as well as representatives of cultural institutions and specialists in digital humanities. 


  • ITMO University’s Digital Humanities Center: A Place For Learning, Research, and Work

    The Digital Humanities Center (DH Center) is one of the few places in Russia where you can study and conduct research in the field of digital humanities, a rather new but fascinating phenomenon in modern science. Moreover, for some students and junior researchers, DH Center has also become a workplace. We asked them to share their experience.


  • StoryCorps: History Through Stories

    Would you like to hear the most fascinating stories that happened to real people? Do you need to practice your listening skills for your English exam? Or maybe you’re looking for interesting data to study? StoryCorps can help you with all of the above. Guided by the ideas of diversity and oral history, this project has compiled a vast collection of interviews with various people. Read on to find out how their stories can be beneficial to everyone.


  • Science Communication, Digital Humanities, and Art & Science: Master’s Programs at ITMO’s Institute of International Development and Partnership.

    A focus on an innovative approach to learning helps ITMO University respond to modern challenges and fulfill international standards of education and research. In recent years, the university has become a key platform for interdisciplinary research that combines IT, humanities, biotechnologies, and art. For those who still associate the name ITMO only with programming, robotics, and photonics, we present an overview of programs that have no rival anywhere in Russia.


  • U.S. Fulbright Scholar Victoria Alexander on St. Petersburg, Isolation and Nabokov’s Connection to Evolution

    Professor Victoria Alexander, a specialist in the field of evolutionary mechanisms, came to St. Petersburg in February as part of the Fulbright Program. She had begun her academic career in literary studies and researched the works of Vladimir Nabokov. However, the writer’s interest in butterflies made Victoria interested in biology and evolutionary mechanisms. At ITMO University, she will spend the semester teaching students of the Digital Humanities Master’s program research methods of humanities and natural sciences. ITMO.NEWS asked her why she decided to come to St. Petersburg, how Nabokov is related to the theory of evolution, and how she spends her time in self-isolation.