Welcome to Digital Humanities website of Heidelberg University!
In the humanities, access to sophisticated technologies and research tools is playing an increasingly important role as the availability of digital data increases. Qualitative and quantitative methods are combined at the interface between the social sciences and computer science. At the University of Heidelberg there have been numerous activities in the field of Digital Humanities (DH) in recent years – research projects, workshops, summer schools or think tanks. In addition, infrastructures have been established for digitization, the creation of digital editions, data modelling and publication, and the curating and archiving of research data.
Important institutions 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). Further noteworthy examples are the research-related Heidelberg Research Architecture (HRA) of the Heidelberg Center for Transcultural Studies, the Department of 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 a platform for junior researchers. Based on this foundation, the Research Council of the Field of Focus 3 „Cultural Dynamics in Globalised Worlds“ is currently implementing comprehensive structural formation measures in the areas of research, teaching and service.
In the course of these structural measures, a central coordination point for the very broad range of DH competencies was set up and filled with Mr. Florian Nieser. He will now act as the central contact for the entire area of DH. If you are looking for information about the multitude of existing projects, research activities, service offers and events in the field of DH at the University of Heidelberg, you can already use the browsing entries above to find out more and contact Mr. Nieser at any time.
This website is still under construction and will be continuously developed in the coming weeks and months, to offer information about the activities, offers and research of Heidelberg DH. At the moment, our database does not yet represent the entire spectrum of the existing offers, but it is being gradually updated and supplemented. You are welcome to contact Mr. Nieser immediately if you would like to be included in our database with your project or event.
(As of May 2020)
Semiotische Codierungen von Heldenfiguren (mittelalterliche Heldenepik, höfischer Roman); Dingsemiotik; Inter- und Transmedialität; Digital Humanities; Game Studies