Digital Humanities Day #3 in retrospect

From 14 to 15 January the Digital Humanities Day #3 of Ruhr University Bochum took place. Organised by the DHC and supported by Prof. Stefanie Dipper (Faculty of Philology), Dr. Frederik Elwert (CERES) and Prof. Katja Schmidtpott (Faculty of East Asian Studies), the two-day conference addressed Bochum’s humanists who research and teach digital topics.

On 14 January, two workshops on the tools Transkribus (Prof. Tobias Hodel, University of Bern) and CATMA (Mareike Schumacher, Universität Hamburg) marked the start of the conference.

On the second day of the conference, the official opening was followed by a keynote by Dr. Christian Riepl, who talked about his experiences in establishing the IT-Gruppe Geisteswissenschaften of LMU München and its DH services. As part of a Poster Slam 16 poster teams presented their research projects in two-minute talks. Amongst others, these projects deal with network analyses, 3D-modelling, annotations and digital editions, which shows the broad spectrum of Bochum’s digital humanists both topic-wise and methodically. The subsequent Poster Session and the DH Café offered opportunities for more intensive exchange among the researchers. A session on the foundation of a DH network at RUB closed the conference. For those who did not make it to this year’s DH Day or would like to recap the conference, there is a possibility to read up on it: The slides on the keynote and the workshop on Transkribus as well as many of the posters shown are now available on the conference website.