Seminar: Studying Temporal Changes in Long-Term Audiovisual Data • 13 February 2024

Event organised by the Computational Humanities research group

To register to the seminar and obtain the link to the call, please fill in this form by Friday 9 February 2024.

13 February 2024 – 3pm GMT

Remote – Microsoft Teams

Mila Oiva (Tallinn University, Estonia), Studying Temporal Changes in Long-Term Audiovisual Data


Digitized audiovisual heritage data is seldomly studied in long temporal continuum even though a long temporal perspective could help to explain both specificities of our time, and to reveal longer term continuities as well as short-term caprices. Drawing examples from my studies on Soviet and Estonian newsreels, in this presentation I will talk about the different ways my collaborators and I have been studying temporal changes in audiovisual data computationally.


Dr. Mila Oiva is a Senior Research Fellow at the ERA Chair for Cultural Data Analytics project at the CUDAN Open Lab at Tallinn University. She holds a PhD from Cultural History with a specialization on the history of Russia and Poland and digital research methods. Currently she runs a project dedicated to studying Soviet and Estonian newsreels in 1922-1997 computationally. Earlier she has been studying the 19th century global news flows, circulation of fake historical narratives in the Russian language internet forum discussions, and the Cold War era transnational information circulation. 

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *