Teaching teachings

I am teaching DH this term, which is quite exciting. Since it is a temporary job with no dedicated classes or modules constraining me into specific themes, I was creative when it came to suggesting topics. As it turns out, the four classes that I am giving and the way I am giving them is more special than I thought it was. They carry much more the imprint of my understanding of DH as a whole than I had realized at first. As long as I was in a traditional department of literary studies, I could afford one digital feature at a time – encoding/digital edition, blogging, zotero for bibliographies for instance -, but hardly mix them. Continue reading “Teaching teachings”

Historical Network Research Conference 2014: a summary and a small selection of projects

Together with Carolin Hahn and Emmanuelle Chaze, I recently published a review of the Historical Network Research Conference 2014, but it only deals with the workshops and keynotes. What is more, it is in German, which limits its impact, especially considering the fact that the whole conference was held in English.

There were simply too many projects for us to present each one of them in the German version, which still had the ambition of being somewhat exhaustive. So we left out the projects altogether there.

HNR 2014 in Gent - this direction please
HNR 2014 in Gent – this way please

This blog post aims at supplying some of what is missing in the German review. It summarizes the general ideas we already expressed there and sheds light on a few project presentations – those which were most impressive to us. Continue reading “Historical Network Research Conference 2014: a summary and a small selection of projects”

Writing with two hands

When you have to finalize and deliver papers only to see them fall into a black whole for months, if not years, once they are in the hands of the editors, you should be thinking of those moments when the harvesting suddenly drops on you for no apparent reason. This is happening to me quite unexpectedly. The Solger volume edited with Mildred Galland-Szymkowiak is in print, the wikipedia paper written with Christof Schöch has emerged from a long editorial hibernation, and last but not least the paper with Mareike König as well as the one with Franziska Heimburger were published today, both to be found online in the volume “Geschichte machen in Frankreich“. Continue reading “Writing with two hands”