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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 Zoom. Learn about and discuss current DH research!


DHLunch@GS is currently on a break, check in again in Spring!




  • Spring 2023

    DHLunch@GS is on a break!

  • Fall 2022

    Nov 03, 2022, 1-2pm 
    Amy Shreeve, John Erard (TSDH, UT Austin):
    Texas Student Digital Humanities: Building Undergraduate Engagement in the DH

    Nov 10, 2022, 1-2pm,
    Stefanie Halpern (YIVO), Itzik Gottesman, Uri Kolodney, Amy Shreeve, Thorsten Ries (UT Austin): 
    Yiddish Digital Studies - An Exploration Roundtable

    Nov 15, 2022, 1-2pm,
    Gerben Zaagsma (C²DH, University of Luxembourg):
    Jewish Studies in the Digital Age

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  • Spring 2022

    Feb 14, 1-2pm CST
    The Riddle of Literary Quality: stylometry meets sociology
    Karina van Dalen-Oskam (University of Amsterdam)

    Mar 7, 1-2pm CST
    Modeling Historical Experience
    Jo Guldi (Southern Methodist University, Dallas)

    Mar 9, 1-2pm CST
    Explaining artificial intelligence: from foundations to Shapley values
    Ian Covert (University of Washington, Seattle)

    Mar 21, 1-2pm CST
    What matters? Key passages in literary works
    Frederik Arnold, Benjamin Fiechter, Robert Jaeschke (Humboldt University Berlin)

    Mar 28, 1-2pm CST
    Visible invisibility: Translation as Genre in Twentieth-Century English-Language Fiction
    Matthew Erlin (Washington University in St. Louis)

    Apr 4, 5-6 pm CST
    Making not mediating: Some thoughts on modelling in computational literary studies
    Katherine Bode (Australian National University, Canberra)

    Apr 11, 1-2pm CST
    Tracking T.S. Eliot on Twitter
    Melanie Walsh (University of Washington, Seattle)

    Apr 25, 1-2pm CST
    Social media archiving for cultural heritage: the example of KBR’s BESOCIAL project 
    Julie M Birkholz (KBR - Royal Library of Belgium, KBR Digital Research Lab, Ghent University)
    Fien Messens (KBR - Royal Library of Belgium, BESOCIAL project)

  • Fall 2021

    Sept 21, 1-2pm
    Mark C. Marino (University of Southern California)
    Critical Code Studies: Reading code by the philosopher who said there is none, Friedrich Kittler

    Katherine Bode (Australian National University)
    Making not mediating. Some thoughts on modelling in computational literary studies

    Oct 5, 1-2pm
    Edward Larkey, Ibrahim Er, Landry Digeon (University of Maryland)
    Cross-Cultural Screen Analysis: The Journey from German Studies to Intercultural Digital Humanitie

    Nov 16, 1-2pm
    Sally Chambers (Ghent University)
    Experimenting with Collections as Data in Europe: a Belgian experience?

    Nov 18, 1-2pm
    Berenike Herrmann (Bielefeld University), Jana Lüdtke (Freie Universität Berlin)
    Computational sentiment analysis of children’s literature

  • SPECIAL: Born-digital Evidence and Historical Scholarship

    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
    • 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
    • April 23, 10am CST -
      Matthias Vallentin (Tenzir):  What if? Applying Threat Feeds Retrospectively
  • Spring 2021
    • 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
    • Feb 22, 1-2pm – Leif Weatherby (New York University, US)
      On the Concept of Redundancy: Shannon, Bateson, and the Digital Sign
    • Mar 8, 1-2pm – Nico Schüler (Texas State University, US)
      Analyzing Expressiveness in Music Performances of Bach and Blues
    • 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
    • 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
  • 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