Going through my reading list, I rediscovered this interesting interview with Marisa Parham lareviewofbooks.org/article/di:

[…] if I am answering honestly, I do think I am working in the digital humanities. It is so fascinating to me, because I do a lot of very technical things, like programming and coding, and there are people in DH who say “well that's not digital humanities, that's just programming.” And then I do things that are more theoretical and critical, and that isn't considered digital humanities either. This gets to the definitional question of what are we talking about when we use the term “digital humanities.” Is it about method, or about the object of inquiry, or about a tool?

Another reason why I will stop reviewing for the global conference: review responses. It’s humiliating to make authors beg reviewers for better grades. But since the abstracts remain unchanged, there is no reason to change my mind (unless I made an actual mistake, of course). If everything is meant to be negotiable, why have review criteria in the first place? Bonus: as the reviews are open, some authors will probably denounce reviewers that didn’t “correct” their grades.

I’ve been wondering for a long time now whether it makes sense for me to review for the global conferences; the papers have made the decision easy.


For the last session of my (new) course on the “History of Computing,” we visited the Musée Bolo museebolo.ch/?lang=en

I was positivley surprised that almost all of them were there, so this is really a topic that interests them. This also confirms that it was a good decision to create this course (which was partly also due to student feedback).

The guest talks by @barbara_hof and Moritz Feichtinger were also very much appreciated!

Quite happy that our students appreciated the very challenging seminar “History and Theory of .” Special thanks to our guests @barbara_hof and @resonanzfilter‌!

By way of , I am professor of at the University of (), .

I studied and did a PhD in on . But these days my main research interest is , and of digital humanities.

Current research project (funded by @snsf_ch): Towards Computational Historiographical Modeling: Corpora and Concepts (dynalabs.de/mxp/research/2021-)

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