Monthly Archive: January 2013

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Horizon 2026

Yesterday, we had a guest in the person of Peter Stadler, who came to present the Carl-Maria-von-Weber-Gesamtausgabe and talk about technicalities and general DH philosophy. It is always interesting, as it has also been in discussions with Stefan Dumont (who develops the digital work environment of the Schleiermacher edition at the Academy of Sciences), to see what kind of differences it makes to transform a non-digital edition into a digital one on one side and, on the other, to conceive the whole edition as a digital one from the beginning.  Digital editions that are built on the basis of a print product...

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#dhberlin strikes back – and efficiently

I had announced there would be some tweeting during this morning’s meeting and – nada. That’s what happens when you take notes on a piece of paper because things go too fast for even a tweet. Two persons taking minutes in a googledoc, two persons moderating, 14 or so persons discussing. In two hours, we did not do anything but move on. I learned today that you need not to be totally focused if you want to have enough brain left to tweet… It was a somehow constitutive session of the Berlin DH-circle (or DH Berlin-circle, we still have to settle...

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Schinkel’s inheritance Part 2: sagt Heinrich Schulze Altcappenberg

I received today the answers to my questions about the Schinkel portal from the director of the Kupferstichkabinett in charge of the project, Heinrich Schulze Altcappenberg, whom I am very grateful to for taking the time to deal with my ominous five questions. They come in addition to those of Georg Schelbert that I posted yesterday. English summary with my personal spicing by the end of the week – be patient, non-German speaking audience… (or learn German). 1) Wie seht Ihr das Dilemma Übersichtlichkeit vs. Wissenschaftlichkeit gelöst? (Was ist in dieser Hinsicht besonders gelungen?) H.S. A.: Der eigentliche Online-Katalog ist sowohl in seinem...

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Schinkel’s inheritance Part 1: sagt Georg Schelbert

Two years or so ago, when I started thinking about my digital edition, I came across Vincent van Gogh-The Letters. It has since then been a major source of inspiration. When I first learned about the Schinkel online catalogue last week, I thought that this portal probably compares for art historians to what the Van Gogh Letters are for philologists working on handwritten letters. In order to figure out what the actually competent people think, I sent three of them a series of questions about the Schinkel portal. I thought the three series of answers would feed one single blog...

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Dead or alive

Yesterday evening, Patrick Sahle and Ulrike Henny from the Cologne Center for eHumanities presented the result of a project conducted together with the Academy of Sciences and Arts of North Rhine-Westphalia at the Digital Classicist Seminar in Berlin. The project consists in providing a sustainable digital environment for the publication of the Book of the Dead. This Egyptian text (although I am not really sure whether to call it a text) is composed of 200 sayings which are to be found on 3000 objects, in different languages, from different periods of time. This unequal relationship between the artifact and the text puts the...