Humanities Lab

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

Group Tutorials

General information and application

The Lab pedagogical developer is responsible for the group tutorials. Unless otherwise stated, apply by sending an email to pedagogisk_utvecklarehumlab.luse.

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.

3D Scanning

3D scanning is one of several different techniques for collecting 3D data available in the Humanities Lab. This three-hour tutorial 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 tutorial is an introduction to the basic search functions in AntConc. Depending on the participants’ interests, the tutorial 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 tutorial 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 tutorials are available:

  • CLAN 1– Transcribing for Beginners

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

  • CLAN 2– Analysing

This tutorial 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.


ELAN is an annotation tool designed at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (Nijmegen) for the analysis of speech, sign language, and gesture. In this tutorial 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.

LARM studio: Audio and Video Recording

The Lab offers a range of tutorials related to the LARM-studio. Apply by sending an e-mail to Peter Roslund. As soon as there is a large enough group for a specific tutorial, a date will be set and announced.

  • Recording Sound: Speech

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

  • Recording Sound: Music

This tutorial 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

After this tutorial the participants will know how to use a video camera and set up the studio to record an interview.

  • TV Production

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

  • Storytelling with Video

After this tutorial the participant will be able to independently record and produce a basic short film from start to finish. NB: Participation to the tutorial "Recording video" or equivalent background knowledge is a pre-requisite.

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 tutorial 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.      

R: Non-statistical uses

This tutorial is intended for students and researchers who, one way or another, work with quantitative data. The tutorial is a first meeting with "R-studio", a computer program for organizing, analyzing and visualizing data. We will explore some of the possibilities, and if time allows, do some exercises and/or talk about participants' own data. In order to participate, you need to bring your laptop with "R studio" installed. It is free, and can be downloaded from

To register send a mail to: joost.van_de_weijerling.luse


Group tutorials in spring 2019

Check here the tutorials offered in spring 2019