Academic prizes and grants: Blood, sweat, and tears, but priceless!

While I was still pursuing my PHd at Ghent University I started following the incredible blog The Thesis Whisperer. This blog is packed with all kind of valuable advice to improve your thesis, to learn networking, or to just keep you going. At the low points during these years, and there are many low points … Continue reading

IIIF: Gekommen um zu bleiben?

Nachlese zu: Johannes Baiter: Offene und entwicklerfreundliche APIs für digitales Kulturerbe, Oder: von bibliothekarischen Standards zu Web-Standards (06.04.2018, BBAW) Letzten Freitag hatte das sehr lobenswerte “DH-Kolloqium” Johannes Baiter von der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek zu Gast, der die zahlreich erschienenen Interessenten über die Möglichkeiten von IIIF, einem in der letzten Zeit immer mehr im Interesse stehendem offenen … Continue reading

Gesucht: Das dreiköpfige Monster aus der Apokalypse

The Middle Dutch author Dirc van Delf refers in his Tafel van den kersten ghelove to avarice as one of the three heads of the beast condemned in the Apocypse, but the most famous evil beast from the Apocypse has seven heads, which makes this allusion slightly puzzling.   Vor einiger Zeit machte mich jemand … Continue reading

Susanne Haaf presenting the lecture

Musings about a lecture: Deutsches Textarchiv Basisformat: A TEI Basic Format not only for German

Yesterday I had the pleasure to follow a lecture by Susanne Haaf about “Das DTA-Basisformat zur TEI-XML-konformen Annotation historischer Textressourcen” at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences (BBAW) as part of the DH-Kolloqium an der BBAW, a series of DH related lectures organized by Alexander Czmiel, Stefan Dumont, Christian Thomas and Kay-Michael Würzner at the BBAW. … Continue reading

Leipzig und DH: Impressionen

Summary: A lot has changed in the Humanities since I had my first academic job in the context of an edition project at Leipzig University. The ongoing digital transformation of all humanities disciplines asks for more self-reflection on methodologies and early as well as life long training. Leipzig is with the European Summer University in … Continue reading


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