Although the pleasure will be brief, I will savor it as I should: I will be at the Historical Institute in Paris next week to talk about epistemology of the Digital Humanities. Not only will I be in Paris, and what is more at the Historical Institute, and what is more to talk about DH: I will also exchange views with old friends (and presumably new ones as well). I will seize the opportunity to talk about my latest research. Continue reading “A survey, a volume, a talk”
In case that I would wonder what makes me a Digital Humanist, I have been given a series of occasions over the past week to see by myself that there were good reasons to consider myself as one and to be happy to do so. Continue reading “A week in the life of a Digital Humanist”
An esteemed colleague and friend handed me over a short text last week, saying he was curious to know what I think of it. To be true, now that I have read it, I am mostly tempted to hop on my bike on this Sunday evening, ride to his place and explain to him what data architecture is and what annotation tools allow to do. I probably will be given an opportunity to do so at some later point, so it will not have to be tonight after all. But I don’t want to let the gap between the intellectual intensity of the thought behind the text and the lack of knowledge of the structure of the object it deals with undiscussed, because I think it shows a real problem. Continue reading “Why we need to teach Data Architecture, Metadata and Annotation Tools in the Humanities. Seriously. Now.”
Ausnahmsweise auf Deutsch! Ich bastle gerade am Vorwort für das Book of Abstracts des Workshops “Grenzen überschreiten” vom kommenden Freitag und da diese Version vermutlich noch einige Überarbeitungen erleben wird, wollte ich sie gerne archivieren – und damit meinen lieben Leserinnen und Lesern Lust auf den Workshop machen.
February 28th: a date to remember. What I remember is that when we chose that date, it was so abstract that it did almost not exist. I always have to wonder about the process of choosing dates for workshops or conferences when you organize them. You have a rough idea of the season, or the month, that would fit. And then, often randomly, you pick one, that then becomes the deadline of all deadlines. And you keep wondering: “Why did I choose that date again?” when it starts becoming really real. Continue reading “Think big on February 28th”