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Welcome to the Digital Humanities Network, supported by the German Studies Association! The goal of this network is to present and discuss humanities research employing digital tools by inviting participating GSA members to share and discuss their knowledge about tools, methods, and, importantly, about theoretical issues central to practicing and researching digital humanities. This may include text analysis, data mining, visualization, modeling and simulation, geo-spatial inquiries and mapping, multimedia or digital storytelling, information or knowledge design, network analysis, and interface design in combination with the history of media, media theory, digital cultures and game studies.

The GSA Digital Humanities Network thereby acknowledges that digital humanities as a field of inquiry emphasizes principles and concepts that will transfer across software programs, platforms and disciplines. It also seeks to keep in mind that digital technologies will emerge and transform over time, and that they are accompanied by questions about their impact on and integration into our cultural and everyday knowledge and practices, particularly as they apply to German Studies.

Co-Directors of the DH Network

Kurt Fendt is a scholar of literary and cultural studies with extensive expertise in the application of information technologies to humanities research and education. He is Principal Research Associate in Comparative Media Studies/Writing (CMS/W) and Executive Director of MIT’s HyperStudio – Center for Digital Humanities. He teaches Digital Humanities subjects in CMS/W and German Studies courses in Global Studies and Languages (GSL). 

Anke Finger is Professor of German and Media Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Connecticut. She serves as the Assistant Director at the Humanities Institute, directing the Digital Humanities and Media Studies (DHMS) initiative. She is co-author of the 2011  Introduction to Vilém Flusser and has published widely on German and Comparative Modernism, particularly on interart projects and the avant-garde. 

Shelley E. Rose is Assistant Professor of History and Director of Social Studies at Cleveland State University. She is currently working on a book manuscript Gender and the Politics of Peace: Cooperative Activism and Transnational Networks on the German Left, 1921-1983 that examines gendered conceptualizations of peace as “feminine” compared to assumptions that militarism and war are historically “masculine.” In 2014, she was named to the advisory board of the Cleveland State University Center for Public History + Digital Humanities. She also convened the 2016 GSA seminar “The Future of Digital Humanities in Germany History and German Studies” with Jared Donnelly. (gsadh.clevelandhistory.org)

About

Digital humanities (DH) allow scholars to utilize digital tools and methods to research and teach in a range of innovative ways and to investigate digital cultures from a variety of humanities viewpoints, in this case German Studies. 

Goals

  • Facilitate a transnational and interdisciplinary dialogue between DH scholars in German Studies.
  • Create a directory of DH projects, resources, and scholarly expertise for German history and German Studies, with links to social media.
  • Identify best practices for DH in teaching, research, archiving, and project development.

This interdisciplinary network, as one of the networks supported by the German Studies Association, will provide a forum for sharing and discussing digitally-enabled research projects, teaching efforts, and archival projects. Network chairs will organize a series of roundtables, seminars, and panels for each GSA meeting, drawing on the expertise of the growing community of digital humanities scholars in the GSA and raising awareness for the topic beyond our organization through the creation of DH resources for all areas of German Studies.

News

Featured in Atlanta, October 2017

  007 Day: Friday, October 6, 2017 Time: 8:00 AM – 10:15 AM Location: Georgia 6 3-day Seminar on Digital Humanities: Concept, Collaboration, and Process, Friday through Sunday mornings 038 Day: Friday, October 6, 2017 Time: 10:30 AM – 12:15 PM Location: Georgia 5 Roundtable on Scholarly Publishing and its Digital Futures (sponsored by the Digital Humanities Network) 063 Day: Friday, October 6, 2017 Time: 2:00 …

Contact

Contact the Co-Directors of the GSA Digital Humanities Network with questions and suggestions:

  • Kurt Fendt (MIT) – fendt@mit.edu
  • Anke Finger (U of Connecticut) – anke.finger@uconn.edu
  • Shelley Rose (Cleveland State U) – shelley.rose@csuohio.edu