Making Holocaust Oral Testimonies More Usable as Research Data

The European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) and the Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure (CLARIN) are combining their expertise to explore Oral Testimonies of the Holocaust in a Hackathon to be held at King’s College London. 

‘Making Holocaust Oral Testimonies more usable as Research Data’ will be a practical, hands-on event where curators of oral history recordings, Holocaust researchers, digital humanists and language technologists will get together to work on making oral testimony recordings more usable as research data. This workshop will work on a small number of Holocaust testimony recordings, with an aim to establish a usable and reproducible workflow and toolchain to progress from digital recordings to transcribed and annotated datasets. The workshop will also focus on the challenges of dealing with geodata from Holocaust testimonies.

The workshop will conclude on Wednesday with a strategic session to explore continued future cooperation between the EHRI and CLARIN infrastructures.

The languages covered will include English, German, Italian, Czech, Polish and Slovak.

There is more information on the event on the CLARIN website here, and find out more about EHRI here.