Workshop Audiovisual Annotation for Media Historians

an introduction to the CLARIAH Media Suite and MIMEHIST - Annotating EYE’s Jean Desmet Collection
by Christian Olesen (Uva), Kathleen Lotze (UvA) and Liliana Melgar (UvA/Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision)

This workshop introduces the CLARIAH Media Suite, a Dutch research infrastructure for scholars who use audiovisual sources as primary materials in their research. In the past year, the research project MIMEHIST: Annotating EYE’s Jean Desmet Collection (2017-2018), has embedded the films, posters and business archive from EYE Filmmuseum’s Jean Desmet Collection in the Media Suite, and unlocked the latter with OCR and handwriting recognition. This allows for annotating films and related materials to study the historical distribution and exhibition of Desmet’s films in new ways. After an introduction to MIMEHIST, workshop participants can test the Media Suite working with materials from the Desmet Collection.