Category: Selma Jahnke

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Another next step

As term has reached its end, I would like to provide for some orientation in the mind map that seems to have drawn itself over the past months to guide me ahead. First, to the good news: Sabine Seifert is now working at the Fontane Archive in Potsdam and Melanie Siemund at the Academy of Sciences in Vienna, both in exciting projects with no less exciting perspectives. I really hope to host guest posts by them on this blog when time has come (project presentation, conference report and the like). This will be one step towards enlarging the Berlin focus....

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Konferenzbericht „German Women Writing in its European Context, 1700-1900“

Dieser Beitrag wurde ursprünglich am 6. Juli 2011 auf dem Caroline-von-Humboldt-Forum von Selma Jahnke veröffentlicht. Internationale Tagung im Rahmen der Womens Writers of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries Conference Series der University of London, der Swansea University, der University of Sheffield und des Austrian Cultural Forum; Institute for Germanic and Romance Studies der University of London, 25. und 26. November 2010 Über dreißig Forscherinnen und Forscher aus den USA, Kanada und Europa fanden sich zu der an Themen und Vorträgen reichen Tagung an der University of London ein, die einen lebhaften Verlauf nahm:

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Texts without a genre, automatized translations and a diplomat called Varnhagen von Ense

There are novelties all over the place in our digital edition and I had no idea about it! Yes, I have finally reached the blessed state in which I can’t seem to keep up with the rhythm of new features or texts implemented online. Sabine gets hold of me once in a week or so and sums up all the 15 e-mails that have been exchanged in the mean time, everyone politely still putting me in CC although I have long ceased to be the one to provide for answers. She then sums up the progress and asks for my...

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Seldom (maybe never) has it felt such a relief to open hypotheses.org as it is tonight. Weeks of forced blogging abstinence, rushing ahead without looking left and right, with the edition seemingly stuck in its rachitic state. But victory, victory at last! We are moving on! What a relief – I have been obsessed by the single aim to get more text online for months and trying to move mountains to reach that goal – with little success at first. It seems that the fruits of those efforts will finally be harvestable in the days ahead: – the transcriptions of...

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Encoding time depends on…

Yesterday was a big pedagogical day. Around noon, Selma and I coached a group of soon-to be teachers in the subtleties of salon culture and women writing habits in Prussia around 1800. In the evening, Toni Bernhart and I had the pleasure to be hosted by Jutta Weber to present our work on archival material to our colleagues from Berlin der Begegnung in the Prussian State Library. In both cases, I got asked the exact same question: how much time does it take to encode, say, one letter? The answer was obvious and unsatisfactory: it depends. It depends on how long the letter...