This week the students on the program had a workshop with Anna Foka, a teacher and researcher working at the Digital Humanities Lab at Uppsala University. The workshop was part of the course Tools and methods: critical encounters.

Anna Foka (middle ) showing students the software Recogito

Recogito provides a personal workspace where you can upload, collect and organize your source materials – texts, images and tabular data – and collaborate in their annotation and interpretation. The topic of the workshop was collaborative document annotation.

The students were introduced to and was instructed how to annotate and map texts and images in Recogito, connecting names in songs to actual geographical locations in the software.

Students annotating song texts from the 90s

Anna Foka used examples during the workshop from her own research on conflicted cartographies, which you can find more about through this link.