Through digital reality – part two

(This is a follow-up of the post I published yesterday, trying to take stock of the yearly conference of the association “DH in the German-speaking countries“)

An L, two wings, flying off

A particularly good surprise for me was the comparatively small amount of contributions dealing solely with constituting a corpus, and the greater amount of contributions addressing methodological questions and presenting analysis results. Again, I am not gifted with ubiquity, and this impression might result from me picking the “right” sessions for that. Continue reading “Through digital reality – part two”

Through digital reality – part one

I have just spent one week with 400 other Digital Humanists. This is what happens when you go to the yearly conference of the DH association of the German-speaking countries. It took place, as I mentioned in an earlier post, in the lovely city of Graz and the program was, to say things euphemistically, somewhat dense.

I listened, tweeted and chaired. These three activities filled the five days in a way that I, in part, expected and in part did not. Continue reading “Through digital reality – part one”

Good Graz – #dhd2015

Only a couple of days, if not rather hours, before the yearly conference organized by the association for Digital Humanities in the German-speaking countries begins. This year, it takes place in the Austrian city of Graz, where I already had the opportunity to attend a conference in July 2011 and was absolutely charmed by the place.

I have several reasons to look forward to the event. One of them is the conference live-tweeting. On the scale of several parallel sections and a whole week, it takes such proportions that you cannot dedicate just one person to it, and the archiving doesn’t get done by itself either. I have joined forces with Frederike Neuber and Lisa Bolz to try and archive the tweet reports and discussions as well as possible, especially because discussions are usually extremely rich in DH contexts and you might want to get back to one of them at some later point.

This requires those that tweet to follow as far as possible a few simple rules. There are basically 3 of them and they are really not complicated. Continue reading “Good Graz – #dhd2015”