Introduction to Digital Humanities for Japanese Studies with the Japanese Visual Media Graph project at Stockholm University

We are happy to report that last week we had the opportunity to introduce the JVMG project as part of Professor Jaqueline Berndt’s BA Thesis Course at the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Stockholm University.

The first part of the class revolved around the problem of what is digital humanities and how does it differ from traditional humanities research approaches. Next, a number of digital resources for Japanese studies research were presented, such as the various datasets of the ROIS-DS Center for Open Data in the Humanities and the CrossAsia platform. The JVMG project was then introduced in more detail in preparation for two examples of what digital humanities style research can look like, and specifically how the data in the JVMG knowledge graph can be utilized for research on Japanese popular media.

We would like to thank Professor Jaqueline Berndt for the opportunity once more, and all the participants for the kind welcome as well as the stimulating questions and feedback.