Monthly Archive: December 2012

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Totality and fragmentation (2): digital (and english)

My last post contained the conference report written (in German) by the M.A. student Janine Katins on the conference “Ganzheit und Fragmentierung”. It discussed several literary or philosophical works, mainly from the 19th century (but not only), dealing with the question of collecting. The conference was the first of a series of three conceived to accompany a project on a very famous manuscript collection, the Varnhagen collection. The Varnhagen Collection Is In Krakow, as Deborah Hertz’s paper states. Which deserves indeed some explanation, so let me begin with a quick overview of the collection’s history. Karl August  von Varnhagen was...

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Ganzheit und Fragmentierung (1): Analog

This is the first part of a series of 2 posts about collecting. This first post was written bei Janine Katins, a M.A. student in German Literature at the Humboldt-University who is writing her master’s thesis on conservation strategies based on the Varnhagen Collection. Part 2 will be written in English (by me) and posted in the coming days… stay tuned! Ein Tagungsbericht von Janine Katins Die Tagung Ganzheit und Fragmentierung, die vom 08. bis 09. November 2012 an der Universität Leipzig stattfand, befasste sich mit der Ideengeschichte und den Entstehungskontexten europäischer Sammlungen. Die Konferenz bildete den Auftakt einer dreiteiligen Tagungsreihe,...

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Wish list

While the people I follow on twitter seem to be going offline one after another, I am starting to feel strangely lonely. It will be a busy vacation on my end, having to give Sabine and Christiane a hand to finish the Boeckh volume until January, 7th (a real deadline if there ever was one). Also, I have never believed in Christmas/New Year as being a break. Over the past 10 years, there has always been some deadline on December 31st (my husband being stuck every year with conference papers reviews).  The time when I really manage to put things...

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#dhberlin being born for good

Something happened. While I was wrestling with adversity reaching in a grant application promised to doom, juggling with two papers and trying to find a post-doc and the necessary funding for him/her (someone to work on the French corpora of the edition which are still under exploited), it now seems, with less than 10 days to go till Christmas, that this was not vain. One of the papers needs 2 hours, the other 2 days of attention before reaching their final state. The post doc candidate reached in a project entitled “Philosophical networks in Berlin and Brandenburg in the second half...

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Circling

I have been extremely lucky within the last (almost) two years since I started my digital edition. Even if things took what felt at times like an eternity to take shape, I have benefited from in-depth infrastructural help, from shortcuts when confronted to many a tortuous problem, from open dialogues with different persons and projects. Still, each and every new DH  project starting in Berlin is bound to retrace my very path. Meeting with the libraries and archives, meeting with the Academy of Sciences, trying to figure which data architecture will offer the better connections and guarantee the project, if...