Welcome to the project page of Digital Humanities of the Heidelberg University!
Here you will find up-to-date information on a variety of already completed, but also ongoing and new projects in the field of Digital Humanities (DH) at the University of Heidelberg. In recent years, there have been numerous activities in the field of DH – research projects, workshops, summer schools or think tanks, which should receive additional visibility in a central location via this project page. It also provides an opportunity to gain an initial impression of the service structures and services already established.
The University of Heidelberg is constantly working to establish infrastructures for digitization, the creation of digital editions, data modeling and publication, and the curating and archiving of research data. Central institutions in this context are the Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Computing (IWR) with a focus on Computational Humanities, the University Library (UB) with extensive services in the field of digitisation, data modelling and publication, and the University Computing Centre (URZ), which together with the UB has established the Competence Centre for Research Data (KFD). Also worthy of mention are the research-related Heidelberg Research Architecture (HRA) of the Heidelberg Center for Transcultural Studies, the Institute for Computational Linguistics, the „Go Digital! Now!“ initiative of the Heidelberg School of Education (HSE) and the Interdisciplinary Forum of Digital Textual Sciences (InFoDiTex), which has established itself as an important platform for young researchers. Building on this foundation, the Research Council of the Field of Focus 3 „Cultural Dynamics in Globalised Worlds“ is implementing comprehensive structural education measures in the areas of research, teaching and service that provide the necessary support for this currently emerging initiative. It is a network of scientists, research projects and institutions of the University of Heidelberg in the field of DH – the so-called „Heidelberg Forum Digital Humanities“ (HFDH) – for which you will find more detailed information on the structure and objectives here.
As part of these structural measures, a central coordination office for the very broad range of DH competencies has been set up and staffed by Mr. Florian Nieser. He is the coordinator of the emerging HFDH and acts as the central contact person. If you are interested in participating in the HFDH, please contact Mr. Nieser.
If you are looking for information beyond the scope of this site about the many existing projects, research activities, services and events in the field of DH at the University of Heidelberg, you can also contact the Coordination at any time.
This website is being continuously developed so that you can find up-to-date information about the activities, services and research of the DH in Heidelberg. If you are a researcher at the University of Heidelberg or an (external) cooperation partner in the field of DH and you are planning events or launching new projects, or if you do not yet find existing projects in this database, the Coordination Office will be happy to ensure that this information is included.
(status September 2020)
Semiotische Codierungen von Heldenfiguren (mittelalterliche Heldenepik, höfischer Roman); Dingsemiotik; Inter- und Transmedialität; Digital Humanities; Game Studies