DHC is now Digital Humanities Cooperation – new board members welcomed!

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.

(German) Workshop mit Massimo Salgaro

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.

Conference report — “Scalable Reading”

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.

Guests of the DHC in the winter semester: Niels Werber and Massimo Salgaro

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.

Getting ready for the workshop with F. Moretti

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.

Scalable Reading. Paul Heyse’s Deutscher Novellenschatz between individual text and macroanalysis

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.


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study group LiNA

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“.

[ exposé of the study group LiNa for pdf-Download]

Preparation for the Iser-Lecture

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.

About the Center

In March 2014 the research initiative Digital Humanties Center was founded to coordinate the various projects in this field at the University of Konstanz.