Author: phinthedh

Own metadata for own blogposts – Bibliographies with open data and Wikidata

Our Public Humanities Summer has achieved a lot here: plenty of content and bilingual impulses for research & teaching in Digital Humanities. On the meta-level: a first evaluation and reflection on bibliographic metadata in scholarly communication. The following article was published in the Hypotheses editorial blog. The thesis: everyone should…

Public Humanities as Individualization of Research and Science Communication

The Science Council in Germany calls for transfer from science. While funding for basic research is primarily provided by the DFG, the BMBF is devoting more attention to projects in the field of Citizen Science and Public Humanities. However, due to this strategic embedding of communication with the public in…

Science Ink – Scholarly communication off the track

The FWF project CoReMA - Cooking Recipes of the Middle Ages (I 3614) provides the basis for the planned project. The project focuses on the question of the origin, transmission and migration of medieval cooking recipe texts. The corpus of texts to be studied is drawn from the handwritten recipe…

Introducing “Migrant Connections:” A Digital History Research Hub for Learning and Participatory Activity by/for/with Citizen Scholars

How do Citizen Humanities projects develop? And how have such endeavors changed over the course of the last decades? One of the research areas of the German Historical Institute Washington (GHI) focuses on the intersection of Digital History and German Migration to the United States.

Public Humanities in practice: the project „SocialMediaHistory – History on Instagram and TikTok“

The Public Humanities and the Citizen Humanities are multifaceted and can only be separated to a limited extent - Barbara Heinisch pointed this out in her article "A Path through the Conceptual Jungle of the Public Humanities" for this blog series. But what can these fields and their overlaps contribute…

Questioning Street Names Leipzig: how gender bias affects street naming in Leipzig and how the DH can help make bias visible

Since 2016, the University of Leipzig has been offering a Bachelor's program in Digital Humanities (DH) at the Faculty of Computer Science. According to the program description on the university's website, students are "taught new perspectives on subject-specific approaches to solutions".

Live is live

When I think back to my first encounter with science communication, I hear the theme song from the Knoff Hoff show playing directly in my head. Every generation probably has its own first memories of science and where, how or by whom it was communicated.

‚The Data Arbor‘: Open Citizen Science with Linked Open Storytelling in Unlocking the ‚Garden Arbor‘.

Starting in 1853, 'Die Gartenlaube' from Leipzig successfully turned an illustrated magazine into an early mass medium with serial storytelling... a German-language family newspaper in the 19th century. Digitized, transcribed and made openly accessible, the project 'Die Datenlaube' uses Linked Open Data today for storytelling with metadata in project communication.

Chirpy Humanities

Note: This is the English translation (automatically with DeepL). The original article in German by Jürgen Hermes (University of Cologne) can be found here. Research data and the public With the emergence of the social web (also known as Web 2.0) more than 15 years ago, the Internet can no…
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