Department of Germanic Studies

DHLunch@GS 2020-2021

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A Digital Humanities lecture series at the Department of Germanic Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, organised by the DHLab@GS. Sessions on Mondays, 1-2pm, on Zoom.
People are encouraged to bring their lunches and to learn about and discuss current DH research.

SPECIAL ADDITION: Born-digital Evidence and Historical Scholarship

We are excited to promote the event series Born-digital Evidence and Historical Scholarship we are organizing in cooperation with iSchools, running in the iSchools event series.

This series features international subject expert talks from the libraries and archives sector, a digital investigation collective and from the cybersecurity sector to consider born-digital evidence from a Historical Scholarship and Humanities perspective. Our digital present poses challenges to long-term preservation and curation of born-digital archives, but also to their cautious selection, critical appraisal and methodological analysis and interpretation as historical evidence. Establishing, proving and maintaining the chain of digital evidence, evaluating the evidential status of born-digital sources and interpreting the traces of historical digital events will be the daily practice of historians studying our present time. The talk series Born-digital Evidence and Historical Scholarship is a starter for the conversation about how we establish this practice and build the skillsets, standards and procedures for Historical Scholarship and the Humanities in coordination with libraries and archives.

  • April 12, 10-11:30am CST -
    Aric Toler (Bellingcat): Finding Justice for the 298: Digital Investigation of the Downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH17)
    Charlotte Godart (Bellingcat): On Born-Digital Evidence and Accountability in the Context of the Yemen Civil War
    Event announcement and Zoom link: https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/events/255
  • April 19, 10-11:30 CST -
    Euan Cochrane (Yale University Libraries): All digital evidence is software – what now?
    David A. Bliss (UT Libraries): Post-custodial archival initiatives at LLILAS Benson
    Event announcement and Zoom link: https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/events/256
  • April 23, 10am CST -
    Matthias Vallentin (Tenzir):  What if? Applying Threat Feeds Retrospectively
    Event announcement and Zoom link: https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/events/257

Spring 2021 Sessions

  • Feb 8, 1-2pm – Gunther Martens, Lore De Greve (Ghent University, Belgium)
    Sentiment Analysis of Online Literary Criticism: From Annotating to Text Mining the Ingeborg-Bachmann-Preis Online Backchannel
    [Please register for this event]
  • Feb 22, 1-2pm – Leif Weatherby (New York University, US)
    On the Concept of Redundancy: Shannon, Bateson, and the Digital Sign
    [Please register for this event]
  • Mar 8, 1-2pm – Nico Schüler (Texas State University, US)
    Analyzing Expressiveness in Music Performances of Bach and Blues
    [Please register for this event]
  • Mar 29, 1-2pm – Julia Nantke, Sandra Bläß, Marie Flüh (University of Hamburg, Germany)
    Machine-learning-enabled Exploration of 36,000 Letters in a Digital Scholarly Edition
    [Please register for this event]
  • EVENT CANCELLED:   Unfortunately, this event had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We are looking for options to hold it at a later date.  Apr 12, 1-2pm – Berenike Herrmann (University of Basel, Switzerland / NN), Jana Lüdtke (FU Berlin, Germany)
    Computational Sentiment Analysis of Fiction: Mining Emotion in German Children's and Youth Literature
  • Apr 19, 1-2pm - James Baker, Tim Hitchcock (University of Sussex, UK)
    Digital Humanities, Where Do We Go From Here? - A Conversation
    [Please register for this event]

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ORGANIZATION AND CONTACTS: Thorsten Ries

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Past  Lectures: Fall 2020

  • Oct 19, 1-2pm – Gabriel Viehhauser (Stuttgart University, Germany)
    Openness and Restrictions in Digital Scholarly Editions
  • Oct 26, 1-2pm – Christof Schöch (Trier University, Germany)
    How Could Digital Literary Historiography Work? Some Lessons Learned in the MiMoText Project
  • Nov 9, 1-2pm – Fabian Offert (University of California, Santa Barbara, US)
    Critical Machine Vision as a (Digital) Humanities Challenge
  • Nov 16, 1-2pm – Stefanie Acquavella-Rauch (Mainz University, Germany):
    Between Performance and Academia: The World of Digital Musical Editions
  • Nov 23, 1-2pm – Ian Milligan (University of Waterloo, Canada)
    The Archives Unleashed Project: Lowering Barriers to Access through Community and Infrastructure