16 Oct 2023

MCML Meets Humanities 2023

Machine Learning Algorithms and data science techniques are getting increasingly popular among researchers in the humanities („Digital humanities”). In this workshop, we aim to bring together students and young researchers working in mathematics, computer science, the humanities and cultural history, to learn about state-of-the-art tools, both those readily designed with a specific use in the humanities in mind, and novel research, which could have a potential usecase in the digital humanities.


keynote speakers include

Massimo Fornasier (TUM, Mathematics)
Olga Popovich (TUM, Engineering)
Stefan Baums (LMU &BADW, Indian and Tibetan Studies)
Nicola Lercari (LMU, Digital Cultural Heritage)

Workshops (= minicourses with hands-on sessions)

The following 4 hour intensive workshops are designed for PhD students and postdocs, to learn state-of-the-art tools and methodology for text-based research. Please bring a laptop to the workshop.

Juan Garces (SLUB Dresden)
Arbeiten mit TEI-XML

Christina M. Kreinecker (KU Leuven)
Challenges and Approaches to Editing and Processing New Testament Multilingual Manuscripts

Annette von Stockhausen (BBAW)
Digitale Editionen – ein praktischer Einstieg

Stephen White (READ project)
Using AI Models for Ancient Documents


Poster session

You work on a project in the Digital Humanities, in ML models for text recognition or similar topics? We’d be glad to have you as a part of our poster session to showcase your research. Please contact carina.geldhauser@ma.tum.de


Practical Information

Language of the event

The languages of the event are English and German. The title of the talk/workshop indicates the primary language.


This workshop is part of the Munich Centre for Machine Learning workshop series and takes place in immediate vicinity of the MCML directors’ building, in the rooms of Hochschule für Philosophie München, Kaulbachstraße 31/33, 80539 München.

Schedule information

A final schedule will be posted a week before the event. Here are some information to help you plan your trip to Munich:

  • Start: Monday, 16.10.2023, 11am
  • keynote talks on Monday, followed by poster session
  • Workshops on Tuesday, 17.10.2023
  • End of Workshops by 18.00h


Registration is free of charge, but mandatory if you intend to participate in the coffee break. To register, please write to Heike Köhler.

Information for MCML graduate students
Active participation in the workshop “Using AI Models for Ancient Documents” may count towards your MCML graduate certificate. Please speak to Carina Geldhauser for details.

Carina Geldhauser (MCML, TUM), carina.geldhauser@ma.tum.de
Jan Heilmann (LMU) jan.heilmann@evtheol.uni-muenchen.de