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Digital Humanities at the Göttinger Literaturherbst

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GCDH is taking part in the 20th Göttinger Literaturherbst (http://www.literaturherbst.de/) by co-organising one of its lectures. Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Professor at the Oxford Internet Institute, will talk on „Delete: The vitue of forgetting in the digital age“. The lecture will take place on Thursday, 20 October 2011, 7pm, at the Aula am Wilhelmsplatz in Göttingen. In his book „Delete“, former software developer Mayer-Schönberger argued for an expiry date of data on the internet. The lecture will be introduced by the Executive Director of the GCDH, Gerhard Lauer, and moderated by Stephan Lohr from the German broadcaster NDR. Tickets will be available for EUR 12.-

University of Göttingen Launches the Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities

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Press Release, Nr. 146/2011

University of Göttingen Launches the Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities
Formal Ceremony in the Paulinerkirche, 12 July, 2011

“Digital Humanities” – this term encompasses both the systematic creation of digital collections and the development of computer-aided methods for their analysis and utilisation in Humanities research and teaching in the digital age. With the formal inauguration of the Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH), the University of Göttingen will further expand the emphasis it places on this dynamically growing domain. Also central to this event will be the announcement of TextGrid, a networked research environment for the Humanities and social sciences (TextGrid 1.0). In addition, the festivities will kick-off the national collaborative project DARIAH-DE (Digital Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities).