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Past Events – 2014




CANCELLED - Digital Text Analysis Working Group

, 11:00 am to

Meeting of the GCDH Digital Text Analysis Working Group, Heyne Haus Seminarraum 1




CANCELLED - Digital Text Analysis Working Group

, 11:00 am to

Meeting of the GCDH Digital Text Analysis Working Group, Heyne Haus Seminarraum 1




Korpuslinguistische Werkzeuge für die digitalen Geisteswissenschaften – Beispiele aus dem Projekt e-Identity

, 11:30 am to

Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Ulrich Heid (Universität Hildesheim) im Heyne-Haus, Papendiek 16, Seminarraum 1.




Digital Text Analysis Working Group

, 11:00 am to

Dr. J. Berenike Herrman, "Towards a conceptualization of 'style' in digital text studies"

Meeting of the GCDH Digital Text Analysis Working Group, Heyne Haus Seminarraum 1

Abstract:

My talk will outline the ways in which the concept of “style” has been addressed in German studies in the last fifty years or so, linking it to the working notion(s) of style in the current international paradigms of stylometry and corpus stylistics. The objective is to draw a map of the field of what could be called stylistics and style studies in German studies, preparing a theoretically sound conceptualization of “style” for application to state-of-the-art digital text analysis.




Sarah Bärtschi, „Combining distant and close reading to represent, measure and analyze the corpus of Alexander von Humboldt.“

, 11:00 am to

Meeting of the GCDH Digital Text Analysis Working Group, Heyne Haus Seminarraum 1

Abstract:

Alexander von Humboldt published about 680 articles from 1788 to 1859 in newspapers and magazines. These texts, printed in 157 periodicals, are written in different genres and to different target groups, are multilingual and multidisciplinary. In my talk, I first present how I applied quantitative methods to this corpus, especially “distant reading” (Franco Moretti), to grasp, visualize and describe its complexity and heterogeneity in general: the quantitative distribution of texts during time, the geographical extension, translations and the spectrum of disciplines.

Then I show by an example an approach to describe Humboldt’s style of research and his scientific development during his lifetime. How can we determine the discussed disciplines in each article? How can we represent Humboldt’s inter-, multi- and transdisciplinarity visually? In combining “close” and “distant reading”, I go in a first step close to every text to identify key words. In a second step, I excerpt this vocabulary, which then can provide a distant reading digital analysis of the corpus. I discuss how this method and others that I will develop can give rise to a revealing overview of Humboldt’s work and can be applied to corpora of other scientists and authors to further reveal content and environmental aspects of their lives and works.




Überzeugungsänderungen durch (fiktionale) Geschichten: Transportation als potenzieller Wirkmechanismus

, 4:00 pm to

Vortrag von Prof. Tobias Richter (Kassel) im Heyne-Haus, Papendiek 16, Seminarraum 1.




Digital Text Analysis Working Group

, 11:00 am to

Prof. Dr. Fotis Jannidis, Stylometric Analysis of a Large German Corpus

Meeting of the GCDH Digital Text Analysis Working Group

Heyne Haus Seminarraum 1




Guest lecture by Dr. Anu Mänd, CENDARI Visiting Research Fellow @GCDH

, 2:00 pm to

The Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH) is delighted to invite you to a guest lecture to be held by Dr. Anu Mänd, CENDARI Visiting Research Fellow on Tuesday 9 December from 14:00 - 15:00 in Seminar Room 1, Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities, Heyne-Haus, Papendiek 16.

Dr. Mänd will speak about her research on: Lay Women and the Culture of Commemoration in Northern Germany and Livonia (c. 1450 - c. 1530).
The lecture will be held in English.

If you would like to join us, please register by sending a brief email to Sally Chambers (ed.hdcg@ebmahcs) by lunchtime on Monday 8 December.

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Dr. Anu Mänd is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of History of Tallinn University. She is the leader of an interdisciplinary research project IUT18-8 “The Making of Livonia: Actors, Institutions and Networks in the Medieval and Early Modern Baltic Sea Region”, which runs from 2014 to 2019 and is financed by the Estonian Research Council. She holds a PhD in Medieval Studies from the Central European University (2000). She has published several monographs, including Urban Carnival: Festive Culture in the Hanseatic Cities of the Eastern Baltic, 1350–1550 (Brepols, 2005). Her research interests are in the social and cultural history of the Late Middle Ages. Her project as a CENDARI fellow with the GCDH is aimed at creating a database of women and their testaments in Late Medieval Livonia and Northern Germany (in particular, Tallinn and Lübeck) and at conducting research on the gender aspects of Late Medieval culture of commemoration.

CENDARI (Collaborative European Digital Archive Infrastructure) is a European-funded Research Infrastructure project aimed at integrating digital archive for the Medieval and World War One eras. Further details about the CENDARI Visiting Research Fellows for 2014 can be found at: http://www.cendari.eu/visiting-research-fellows-2014/




Beginn des Kurses "Anwendungen digitaler Methoden ..." im Rahmen des MA "Angwandte Informatik"

, 10:00 am to

Der Kurs stellt eine Reihe von geisteswissenschaftlichen Forschungsprojekten vor, die in Göttingen beheimatet sind und einen breiten Überblick zu Anwendungen von Methoden der Digital Humanities in den Geisteswissenschaften bieten.

Der Schwerpunkt der Projekte liegt auf der Erarbeitung und der Präsentation der Forschungsergebnisse, die heute in der Regel noch hybrid, also digital und gedruckt, vorgelegt werden. Dabei handelt es sich weitgehend um textbasierte Projekte, die historische Sprachstände versch. Sprachen digital verarbeiten.
Die einzelnen Projekte werden sich (in der Regel) in einer Sitzung inhaltlich und methodisch vorstellen und in einer anschließenden Sitzung wird es dann darum gehen, in Arbeitsgruppen oder auch im Gespräch mit den Dozentinnen und Dozenten praktische Lösungen der digitalen Unterstützung des jeweiligen Workflows zu erproben. Ziel ist es, die Aufgabenstellungen und digitalen Lösungswege aktueller geisteswissenschaftlicher Forschungsprojekte nachzuvollziehen und kreativ selber Ansätze zur Bearbeitung und Präsentation des Materials auf der Grundlage geeigneter Standards zu entwickeln. Von Fall zu Fall wird dafür Material bereitgestellt, das (falls möglich) in Arbeitsgruppen bearbeitet wird. Wenn sich das Konzept bewährt, ist geplant für das Sommersemester eine ähnliche Veranstaltung mit weiteren Projekten anzubieten.
Im Kurs werden folgende Projekte ihre Arbeit vorstellen und sich aktiv an der Gestaltung des Programms beteiligen: Germania Sacra (AdW), Blumenbach-online (AdW), Semantic-Blumenbach (DHFV), Qumran-Lexikon (AdW), Fontane-Notizbücher (Fontane-Arbeitsstelle, SDP/SUB).
Dozentinnen und Dozenten: Matthias Göbel, Bärbel Kröger, Claudia Kroke, Martin de ka Iglesia, Ingo Kottsieper, Judith Michaelis, Rahel Rami, Heiko Weber, Jörg Wettlaufer (Org.)

Link zur Veranstaltung




CANCELLED - Digital Text Analysis Working Group

, 11:00 am to

Meeting of the GCDH Digital Text Analysis Working Group, Heyne Haus Seminarraum 1




CENDARI Visiting Research Fellowships 2015 - application deadline

, 12:00 am

The closing date for receipt of applications for CENDARI Visiting Research Fellowships is 15th December 2014.
http://www.gcdh.de/en/projects/cendari/




Webmontag / DH Stammtisch

, 6:30 pm to

Diesmal mit einem Beitrag von Alex Jahnke (SUB): Wie elastisch ist Elastic Search? Wo? Papendiek 16, 37073 Göttingen




Using Network Analysis to Depict Relations Between Berlin Writers, 1955–1965

, 10:00 am to

Christian Mogwitz (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) is talking about network analysis as a means to depict relations between Berlin writers in the decade from 1955 to 1965.




THATCamp Göttingen

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The Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH) is looking forward to welcoming you to Göttingen’s first THATCamp.

The Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH) is looking forward to welcoming you to Göttingen’s first THATCamp. The Humanities and Technology Camp (THATCamp) is an informal conference bringing people together who are interested in humanities and technology. As an ‘unconference’ the programme is put together by the participants during the event itself. However, informal does not mean disorganised but hands-on, interactive and of course, fun!

THATCamp Göttingen will take place on 22 – 23 September 2014. It is being organised as a pre-conference event of the 50th Convention of German Historian’s Historikertag, one of Europe’s largest humanities conferences. As well as historians, we welcome all humanities researchers, regardless of discipline and of how ‘digital’ you are.

Please visit the event webpage for further information: http://www.gcdh.de/en/events/thatcamp-goettingen/




Summer School: Visual Analysis with Digital Tools

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The Summer School will address a set of fundamental questions, such as requirements for scientific visualisation, or visual strategies.

Our GCDH Summer School 2014 on "Visual Analysis with Digital Tools" will take place from 28 July to 1 August 2014. Details can be found on the event website: http://gcdh-summer-school-2014.wiki.gwdg.de/




KEYNOTE: Visual Analytics for the Digital Humanities

, 6:30 pm to , 8:00 pm

Opening Keynote by Prof. Daniel A. Keim, "Visual Analytics for the Digital Humanities – Combining Analytics and Visualisation to Produce Knowledge"




Twitter Workshop

, 2:00 pm to

Analyzing Network Data – Twitter Workshop with Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, Darryl Woodford, and Robert Jäschke

Flyer (thumbnail)

Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, Darryl Woodford:

The study of Twitter at large scale and in cloose to real time requires the development of new methodological approaches which are able to process, analyse, and visualise the 'big social data' which can be accessed through the Twitter API. The Mapping Online Publics project in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI) at Queensland University of Technology has developed a number of approaches to the study of short- and long-term Twitter publics, from analyses of the dynamics of ad hoc issue publics around natural disasters and political crises through the tracking of information flows and audience interests across mainstream and social media to the comprehensive mapping of the Australian Twittersphere. This presentation will outline the methodological approaches developed for this work, and reflect on the opportunities and challenges facing social media researchers.

Slides

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Robert Jäschke:

For millions of users Twitter is an important communication platform, a social network, and a system for resource sharing. Likewise, scientists use Twitter to connect with other researchers, announce calls for papers, or share their thoughts. Filtering tweets, discovering other researchers, or finding relevant information on a topic of interest, however, is difficult since no directory of Twitter users with a scientific background exists. In this paper we present an approach to identify Twitter accounts of researchers and demonstrate its utility for the discipline of computer science. Based on a seed set of computer science conferences we collect relevant Twitter users which we can partially map to ground-truth data. The mapping is leveraged to learn a model for classifying the remaining users with high accuracy. To gain further insights into how Twitter is used by researchers, we perform an empirical analysis of the identified users and compare their age, popularity, influence, and social network.

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Axel Bruns is an Australia Research Council Future Fellow and Associate Professor in the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. He leads the QUT Social Media Research Group and is the author of Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life and Beyond: From Production to Produsage (2008) and Gatewatching: Collaborative Online News Production (2005), and a co-editor of Twitter and Society (2014), A Companion to New Media Dynamics (2012) and Uses of Blogs (2006). His current work focusses on the study of user participation in social media spaces such as Twitter, especially in the context of acute events. His research blog is at snurb.info, and he tweets at @snurb_dot_info. See mappingonlinepublics.net for more details on his research into social media.

Jean Burgess is Deputy Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries & Innovation (CCI) and Associate Professor, Digital Media in the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology. She is involved in several research projects that apply computer-assisted methods to the analysis of large-scale social media data. Her books include YouTube: Online Video and Participatory Culture (Polity Press, 2009), Studying Mobile Media: Cultural Technologies, Mobile Communication, and the iPhone (Routledge, 2012) and A Companion to New Media Dynamics (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013). Over the past decade she has worked with a large number of government, industry and community-based organisations, focusing on the uses of social and co-creative media to increase participation, advocacy and engagement.

Darryl Woodford is a Research Fellow in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries & Innovation (CCI) at Queensland University of Technology. He has a background in Engineering and Game Studies, including research on the agency of avatars in virtual environments. His current research includes work on social norms and regulation in the video game and gambling industries, and he is leading the development of new digital methods for measuring and evaluating television audience engagement using social media analytics.

Robert Jäschke is Professor of Web Information Retrieval and Social Search at the Leibniz University Hannover. His research is focused on the development and integration of algorithms for community detection, ranking, and recommendations into collaborative tagging systems. Further topics of interest include citation and link analysis, entity matching and resolution, and social network analysis. Prof. Jäschke is leading the development of the L3S developed system, BibSonomy, which is used as test-bed for methods and results. As associate member of the L3S Research Center he is also managing the activities of L3S within the Leibniz-Forschungsverbund Science 2.0.

(Please note: This is a public workshop, but we'd like you to send a short e-mail to Gabriele Kraft <gkraft at gcdh.de> if you are planning to attend. Thanks!)

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Webmontag / DH Stammtisch

, 6:30 pm to

Gemütliches Treffen von Web-Enthusiasten.

Der Webmontag ist ein gemütliches Treffen von Web-Enthusiasten (Es gibt Bier und Cola zum Selbstkostenpreis). Wir halten uns gegenseitig kurze Vorträge und diskutieren. Vor allem wollen wir die Web-Szene in Göttingen stärker vernetzen und uns gegenseitig kennen lernen. Neben der technischen Seite sind auch die sozialen und politischen Implikationen des WWW Themen, die gemeinsam diskutiert werden können. Mehr Infos gibt es hier: http://webmontag.de/location/goettingen/index

Web Monday




Neuer Studienschwerpunkt "Digital Humanities im M.Sc. Angewandte Informatik" an der Universität Göttingen

, 12:00 am

Deadline zur Anmeldung ist der 15.6.2014.

Mehr Informationen gibt es hier auf unserer Homepage (auf Englisch) oder direkt bei der Universität (auf Deutsch).




Webmontag / DH Stammtisch

, 6:30 pm to

GCDH, Papendiek 16, Göttingen. Siehe http://webmontag.de/location/goettingen/index für weitere Informationen




International Workshop on Computer-Aided Processing of Intertextuality in Ancient Languages

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In Villeurbanne, France – co-organised by HiSoMA, LIRIS, and GCDH.

More info on the official homepage of the event:
http://biblindex.hypotheses.org/1686




2014 DARIAH International DH Summer School

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The Summer School will offer up to 46 students the chance to learn how to analyze texts digitally (strand 1) or how to construct and present their own 3D worlds (strand 2).

For more information and application instructions, see our page here: 2014 DARIAH International DH Summer School




Webmontag / DH Stammtisch

, 6:30 pm to

GCDH, Papendiek 16, Heyne Haus Göttingen

Web Monday




Digitalisierung der Geschichtswissenschaften. Gewinner und Verlierer?

, 9:00 am to

Sektion mit Podiumsdiskussion im Rahmen des 50. Deutschen Historikertags in Göttingen

Die Digitalisierung der (Geistes-)Wissenschaften wird bisher fast ausschließlich als Erfolgsgeschichte dargestellt. Diese Sektion stellt die Digitalisierung der Geschichtswissenschaften ins Zentrum und will in Anknüpfung an das Motto des Historikertages sowohl nach Kosten und Nutzen fragen, als auch nach Gewinnern und Verlierern des rasanten Veränderungsprozesses Ausschau halten. Deshalb soll in der Sektion nicht nur einseitig über Entwicklungspotenziale und Chancen der Digitalisierung diskutiert, sondern auch die Kosten, Verluste und nicht intendierten Folgen mit in den Blick genommen werden.

Die methodischen, konzeptionellen und empirischen Forschungsdesigns und Paradigmen der sog. "Digital Humanities" sind in den Geschichtswissenschaften nicht unwidersprochen geblieben, wobei der Begriff der "Digital Humanities" selbst noch fließend ist. Die Sektion wird deshalb auch den Fragen nachgehen, ob es in den Geschichtswissenschaften eine eigene digitale Tradition gibt, die unabhängig von philologischen und linguistischen Ansätzen entstanden ist und wie zentral die sog. Grundwissenschaften für die zukünftige digitale Geschichtswissenschaft bzw. die historischen Digital Humanities sind.

Diese Sektion weist eine hybride Struktur auf und ist bewusst in zwei Blöcke unterteilt. Im ersten Block werden Facetten digitaler Geschichtswissenschaft von ausgewiesenen Experten/innen in Vorträgen behandelt. Dabei geht es um die digitale Bilanz der Aufbereitung, Publikation, Erschließung, Vermittlung, Kommunikation historischer Forschungsergebnisse sowie um die Veränderungen der fachlichen Diskurse. Der zweite Block bedient sich des Formates der Podiumsdiskussion, um Methoden, Paradigmen, Potenziale und Implikationen der Digital Humanities und Digitalen Geschichtswissenschaft unter Einbindung des Publikums kontrastiv zu diskutieren.