Kategorie: Mitarbeiter & Stipendiaten

Summer Readings

With the conference season finally coming to an end, academics or other researchers might want to reflect and think back on past events. I want to draw your attention to two opportunities for summer readings with reports on past events accessible online: – the reports on sessions of the International Medieval Congress 2018 in Leeds are online. Some are even written by your humble scribe of these few lines, so some do even concern medieval games and competitions. Don’t forget to check them out! …

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Visualizing Ibn Tulun’s manuscript corpus: (1) From Palladio towards Gephi

It has been a while since I presented my first visualizations of Ibn Tuluns manuscript corpus with Palladio. Palladio is an easy-to-learn tool that works in your browser and thus is independent of your operating system. You just put your data in several simple tables and upload them there. Then you create the relevant connections between the tables in the interface. Basically, all you need is one table for the entities to be connected (nodes) and one for the connections between them (edges). Also, … Continue reading Visualizing Ibn Tulun’s manuscript corpus: (1) From Palladio towards Gephi

Von Wissenschaftsblogs, täglichem ‚trouble shooting‘ und pflanzenkundlichem Nerdtum

Seit der Gründung von de.hypotheses.org hat sich Bloggen auch in den deutschsprachigen Geisteswissenschaften als akademisches Genre etabliert. Von Beginn an haben die MWS und ihre Institute sich für das wissenschaftliche Bloggen eingesetzt. Im Gespräch gibt uns Ulla Menke, in der Geschäftsstelle der MWS zuständig für das Community Management und die Redaktion von de.hypotheses, einen Einblick in ihre Arbeit.

Krieg gegen Katholiken?

Kaum waren die Unruhen in Böhmen losgebrochen, kamen Gerüchte auf. Ob die Ereignisse in Prag nicht das Fanal für weitere Aktionen im Reich seien? Gerade bei katholischen Reichsfürsten verstärkten derartigen Nachrichten ohnehin vorhandene Ängste. Bezeichnend ist der Brief Herzog Maximilians … Weiterlesen

readme.txt: „Mein litauischer Führerschein – Ausflüge zum Ende der Europäischen Union“

Lesen, Schreiben und Publizieren sind die Essenz von „Geisteswissenschaften als Beruf“. In dieser Folge von readme.txt beantwortet uns Felix Ackermann, wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Deutschen Historischen Institut Warschau, vier Fragen zu seinem 2017 erschienenen Buch „Mein litauischer Führerschein – Ausflüge zum Ende der Europäischen Union“.

A Call to Action on Digital Cultural Heritage in Germany

Mass digitization of cultural heritage objects is an urgent need: In Germany, this is the common ground on which stakeholders from multiple fields have formulated a “wake-up” call to political decision-makers. Whether perceived as the last chance for the preservation of soon-to-be-lost culture, as in Syria (e.g. the Syrian Heritage Archive Project),[1] or as an opportunity for education and inspiration through free access to museum objects (e.g. Europeana), digitization enables people to see and use cultural material beyond its physical limitations. As research on … Continue reading A Call to Action on Digital Cultural Heritage in Germany

Sir Roy Strong, country houses and heritage

Yesterday I had the pleasure of interviewing Sir Roy Strong for my book. Sir Roy was director of the National Portrait Gallery from 1967 to 1973 and of the Victoria and Albert Museum from 1974 to 1987. Striding into the café of the National Gallery in a richly patterned, powder-blue suit and a beard reminiscent of a sixteenth-century Spanish grandee, Sir Roy looked less like a former museum director than a hipster. Now 82 years old, the man who as a research student blew … Continue reading Sir Roy Strong, country houses and heritage

Nostalgia in Contemporary Culture, University of Southern Denmark, 4-5 June

Last week I attended  a conference on “Nostalgia in Contemporary Culture” at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense organized by Rune Graulund, Niklas Salmose and Eric Sandberg. They are members of the project Nostalgia in Contemporary European Culture hosted by the University of Oulu, Finland. With participants from all over Europe as well as the United States, Turkey, China and Japan and with colleagues from literature, film and media departments, the conference was both extraordinary international and interdisciplinary. The topics of the papers were … Continue reading Nostalgia in Contemporary Culture, University of Southern Denmark, 4-5 June