Centre for Translation and Digital Humanities

About the course
Humanities scholars are normally trained in close reading of texts. But close reading, as a research practice, is solitary in nature and is based on subjective analysis. This skill-oriented course has been planned in the context of the recent widespread phenomenon of large digital libraries constituted by varied kinds of texts in several languages, and is specially designed to train students to make the best use of their core skills in close reading to address linguistic and literary problems based on objective analysis with the aid of computational tools. The PG Certificate course on Computational Humanities includes introductory modules on the core activities involved in three major disciplines namely language, literature, and computation. For practical assignments in each unit of this course students will be taught to use digital texts (in English / Hindi / Odia / Hindi / Sanskrit language) for data mining. The assignments have been included in theorder of the complexities involved as the course advances.
Objectives of the course
(i) To train students in computer-based methods to visualise and analyse information in the textual universe
(ii) To train students in creating digital objects / texts using computation; such digital artifacts are to be used for further research
Learning outcomes
By the end of the course, students are expected to develop skills in natural language processing, translation and language technology, skills that companies actually hire for.

PG Certificate Course In Computational Humanities

Current: "The Archives of Knowledge Institutions: Utkal Sahitya Samaj and Ravenshaw University,” Endangered Archives Programme, British Library, United Kingdom.

Completed: "Rare Odia Serials at the Utkal Sahitya Samaj", South Asia Materials Project, Center for Research Libraries, Chicago.

Book Release, 20 December 2023. Life, Politics and Power in Colonial Orissa: The Journey of Juju. Centre for Translation and Digital Humanities, Ravenshaw University.


Workshop on Corpus Linguistics, 03-05 April 2024. “Corpus Building and Management”, Resource Person: Prof. Niladri S. Dash, Linguistic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.

Workshop on Corpus Linguistics, 18-20 January 2023. “Making Sense of and Organising the Corpus” , Resource Person: Dr. Pitambar Behera, Govt. College, Sundargarh.

Special Lecture, “The Making of Sarala Sabda Suktikosha”, 19 December 2022, Resource Person: Prof. Natabar Satapathy.

Workshop on Corpus Linguistics, 19-20 July 2022. “Techniques and Tools used in Processing Written Texts, Corpora of a Natural language” , Resource Person: Prof. Niladri S. Dash, Linguistic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.


Our Team

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Dr. Urmishree Bedamatta
Associate Professor in English

Email: urmishree@ravenshawuniversity.ac.in

  1. Dr. Judisthir Sahu, Faculty, Department of Sanskrit
  2. Dr. Bijayalaxmi Dash, Faculty, Department of Odia
  3. Dr. Bishwa ranjan Das, Guest Faculty