Intellectual genealogies – first draft of a model

Coming back from Vienna and a conference on poet and Shakespeare-translator Ludwig Tieck, I also sent my sole German paper on visualization of correspondences to the editor and am preparing to crash-write a paper on network visualization for the study of Henriette Herz (a follow-up to last summer’s conference, where Selma Jahnke gave the main paper under both our names). In the three cases, I emphasized the role of intellectual genealogies in the study of intellectual networks.

Genealogies have the advantage of being a precisely definable category, one with which one can operate, be it in terms of visualization or for interpretation in general. In that, they are much handier than the category “network”, even if they are by far less powerful. But sometimes it is a good idea to start with what is easier to handle and get to the more complex in a second step.
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Brand new (virtual) worlds

I started sorting my (currently 5) professional construction sites today in order to rationalize my work hours. I will be active in WP3 of the PARTHENOS project, also in WP2 of the IPERION project; I am managing editor of the Journal of the TEI, should get more involved in the editorial process of the DH Commons Journal (which I have had too little time for in the past years) and will be developing a model for a datajournal in the humanities. Also, I will keep developing my digital edition into a wider platform.

Getting to sort all these trains  I am hopping on at different stages of development, I must say that the most difficult part is not even yet to organize the working hours of each day, but to understand how the Virtual Research Environments and Work platforms used by the projects are actually working. Continue reading “Brand new (virtual) worlds”