Humanities Lab

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

Group Tutorials

Frida Splendido is responsible for the group tutorials. Unless otherwise stated apply by sending an email to Frida Splendido. If no specific date is announced, a date will be agreed on between the participants and the teacher when there is a large enough group for the tutorial to be given.

Introduction to the Humanities Lab

This two-hour session introduces the facilities available at the Humanities Laboratory. We will work with a series of short labs, each exploring data collected using equipment in the Humlab.

Send an e-mail to Frida Splendido if you are interested in the introduction course. As soon as there is a large enough group, a date will be set and announced.      

3D Scanning

     2 October, 9-12 pm

3D scanning is one of several different techniques for collecting 3D data available in the Humanities Lab. This three-hour short course offers an introduction to basic concepts in 3D data as well as an application of these concepts to 3D scanning. (Application to Stefan Lindgren)

AntConc - Search Your Corpus

AntConc is a corpus analysis toolkit that works with all kinds of texts in txt-format. It allows you to search for words, word combinations and strings of characters in a corpus of texts. This short course is an introduction to the basic search functions in AntConc. Depending on the participants’ interests, the course can also cover how AntConc can be used in combination with in-text annotations, e.g. as a basic way to tag/code text files and use AntConc to search for codes in your corpus.

Audacity - Basic sound recording and editing

Audacity is a programme for recording and editing sound files. This short course will get you started with the programme by introducing the recording and listening functions as well as a few basic editing tools.

CLAN - Transcribing and analysing spoken data

CLAN is a programme for transcribing and analysing spoken language. Two CLAN courses are given during the spring:

CLAN 1– Transcribing for Beginners

This short course focuses on transcribing recordings in CLAN. After the two-hour workshop you will have produced a short transcript in the minCHAT format and synchronised it with the sound/video file.

CLAN 2– Analysing

This short course introduces some of the tools for analysis available in CLAN. More specifically we will go through transcription annotation and some of the programme’s analysis tools.


This short course is meant to introduce the program ELAN, an annotation tool designed at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (Nijmegen) for the analysis of speech, sign language, and gesture. You will learn how to use ELAN to transcribe, code, and visualize audio and video material, and how to export the annotations into format suitable for subsequent analysis. (Application to Maria Graziano)

PsychoPy - Setting up an experiment


Do you want to run an experiment where you present stimuli on a computer screen and collect physiological or behavioral responses from participants? This course introduces PsychoPy, a free alternative to E-prime and Presentation, and based on Python. Besides learning the basics of PsychoPy, you will implement and run a small experiment. No previous knowledge in programming is required. (Application to Marcus Nyström.)      

Courses in the LARM studio - Audio and video recording

(Application to Peter Roslund)

The Lab offers a range of courses related to the LARM-studio. Send an e-mail to Peter Roslund if you are interested in any of the courses. As soon as there is a large enough group for a specific course, a date will be set and announced.

Recording Sound: Speech (4 h)

This course covers basic aspects of speech recording in the LARM studio such as choice of microphone, the audio mixer and basic post-production.

Recording Sound: Music (8 h)

This course focuses on the technical aspects of music recording including choosing a microphone and setting up instruments for a recording, the audio mixer and software for editing music.

Recording video (4 h)

3 March, 9-1 After this course the participants will know how to use a video camera and set up the studio to record an interview.

TV Production (8 h)

This course prepares the participant for independent recording of an interview (audio and video) in a TV studio. The course covers aspect such as multiple cameras (as in live broadcasting), audio and video mixer, lighting and camera angles.

Storytelling with Video (12 h)

After this course, the participant will be able to independently record and produce a basic short film from start to finish. NB! To be eligible for this course, applicants should have taken the course "Recording video" or have equivalent background knowledge.