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We are pleased to announce that the corpus and computer linguist Prof. Dr. Marcus Müller joins the Executive Board as well. Welcome!
Thomas Weitin turned down a job offer from the University of Graz and accepted a professorship for Digital Philology at the Darmstadt University of Technology starting March 2016. With his appointment the DHC turns into the Digital Humanities Cooperation between Darmstadt and Konstanz. We are very fortunate to welcome Prof. Dr. Andrea Rapp and Dr. Sabine Bartsch as new members of our executive board.
The Digital Humanities Center is delighted to announce a workshop with Dr. habil. Massimo Salgaro (Verona/Frankfurt-M.) on 22 January, 2016. Massimo Salgaro currently conducts a project on the moral dimension of literary empathy and will give a talk about his current research. Subsequently, we are going to discuss problems of interdisciplinary research between literary and cognitive studies.
The first conference of the Digital Humanities Center was entitled “Scalable Reading. Paul Heyse’s Deutscher Novellenschatz between close reading and macroanalysis” and took place on June 4-5, 2015 in the Seeburg on Lake Constance. The participants presented research projects conducted on the corpus of 86 digitized novels of the Deutscher Novellenschatz. Now you can read the summary of the interesting contributions and discussions in the conference report written by Cornelius Eggert.
Is there a female writing? The B.A. thesis by student researcher Cornelius Eggert provides interesting insights on the relation of gender and style in the Deutscher Novellenschatz.
Since September 2015 another student project is conducted at the Digital Humanities Center – Lemmatizing and word frequencies count. During the next months Eugen Stroh is going to write a bachelor’s thesis on this topic.
In the next semester the Digital Humanities Center in Constance invites two guests in order to discuss current research projects.
On November 27th, Niels Werber is coming for a session on topic modeling and network analysis of the Deutscher Novellenschatz, as well as on quantitative approaches in digital memory studies. During the winter semester we are also expecting a talk by Massimo Salgaro (Verona/ Frankfurt-am-Main) on problems of cognitive literary analysis.
For those who missed or just want to take a look again – the Iser-lecture by Franco Moretti can be found here.
On Friday, July 03, the last preparatory session for the workshop with Franco Moretti took place. Thomas Weitin taught about theory and practice of scalable reading. Now the students of the M.A. School of literary studies are excited to work with Franco Moretti in person.
On Monday, July 13th, Franco Moretti is giving the famous Iser-Lecture in the University of Constance – „Micromégas: the very small, the very large, and the space of Digital Humanities“.
Mo, 13. Juli 2015, 19 Uhr s.t.
Universität Konstanz, Senatssaal V 1001
The first conference of the research initiative “Digital Humanities Center” will take place in the Seeburg on Lake Constance June 4 – 6, 2015.
The basic assumption of the conference is that the study of medium-sized corpora, which is often underestimated in digital humanities, enables us to formulate valuable, research-based answers to the basic methodological question about the relationship between qualitative and quantitative research. “Scalable Reading” stands for an integrative concept that overcomes the much-debated juxtaposition of close and distant reading and puts together conclusions derived from both interpretative reading and computer-based analysis.
Since the beginning of May the study group LiNA began its existence focusing on character network analysis in the Deutscher Novellenschatz. Over the course of three semesters their research will result into two Bachelor theses in German Literature and one Master Thesis in the program „European Cultural Studies“.
In preparation for Franco Moretti’s talk at the Iser-Lecture and the workshop afterwards an extra Master’s seminar will be offered. Albrecht Koschorke, Marcus Twellmann and Thomas Weitin will teach one class each.
In this summer semester, Marie Revellio will teach an introductory course on digital text analysis.
[ link to course ]
In March 2014 the research initiative Digital Humanties Center was founded to coordinate the various projects in this field at the University of Konstanz.