For some time, the Department of Literature and its platformDH have organised a number of conferences, workshops and other training events at the University of Antwerp. Notably, the platformDH has organised an annual series spring and summer schools under the name of Antwerp Spring (or Summer) Academy in Digital Humanities since 2014. The Spring Academy’s first instalment focussed on Python and related technologies. In 2015, the Spring Academy was scheduled right after that year’s edition of the DH Benelux conference (also hosted in Antwerp), and focussed on data visualisation. And in 2016, a hands-on master class in text digitisation called Demystifying Digitisation was organised the week before the joint DiXiT 3 / ESTS 2016 conference took place in Antwerp.

Alongside this annual training event, a number of other workshops were organised more sporadically, such as the Training Workshops of the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project, or other (pre-conference) workshops organised by the Centre for Manuscript Genetics.