Author: Andreas Mueller

How to Make a Birthday Present with MAXQDA

Being a historian I used to care little about video analysis. Until last year, when I was faced with a stupendous task. For a birthday I needed to turn dozens of hours of childhood videos into a short compilation. By importing the video files into MAXQDA, tagging the video track…

#DHAL Demystified: The Joys of Founding a DH Regulars’ Table

During a long night in April 2018 the idea for a Digital Humanities regulars’ table in Halle was born. Now, 20 meetings later, I personally have learnt a lot. I found new friendships and had a ton of fun. For me, the key elements of its ongoing success were, keeping…

MAXQDA or ATLAS.ti? How software shapes research

On the surface MAXQDA and ATLAS.ti seem almost identical. Yet when we look under the hood, we see strong differences: one follows the logic of a relational data base and sorts everything into neat categories and the other operates like a graph data base that links different entities to form…

Digital Humanities Method Meeting? Some thoughts on the DHd2019

While attending the Digital Humanities conference “DHd2019” in Frankfurt (25.-29.3.), I felt that methods and software demos were quite dominant. I loved the panel: “Digital Humanities from Scratch”. In a fresh and lively discussion, the question of the day to day role of the “Digital Humanist” was debated. Are Digital…

Digital Humanities Method Meeting? Some thoughts on the DHd2019

While attending the Digital Humanities conference “DHd2019” in Frankfurt (25.-29.3.), I felt that methods and software demos were quite dominant. I loved the panel: “Digital Humanities from Scratch”. In a fresh and lively discussion, the question of the day to day role of the “Digital Humanist” was debated. Are Digital…

My Poster Philosophy: How to Make a Good Conference Poster

To make your conference poster more engaging, it is helpful to include several points of entrance. No one will read your poster from beginning to end. No one. Therefore, offering small easy-to-digest parts and quick takeaways can improve the impact of your poster largely. However, making a good conference poster…