Digital Humanities Circle
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Working Groups Digital Humanities

What is the DH circle?

The Digital Humanities Circle (AK DH) at the University of Münster is composed of several working groups with individual thematic and methodological focuses. In the working groups, all interested researchers, students and staff can exchange information about recent developments, present their digital projects and discuss general questions of the Digital Humanities. Each working group organizes itself: The leading function is taken over by a person from research, a mentor for professional input and advice is provided by the Service Center for Digital Humanities (SCDH).

You want to participate?

You would like to participate in one or more working groups of the DH circle? Just have a look at the Mattermost channel of the DH circle. Or send an email to and we will put you in touch with the respective working group leader so that you can be invited to the next meeting. Alternatively, you can contact the working group leaders directly as listed below. A separate area in the Confluence of the University of Münster serves the university-public documentation of the results of the DH circle and its working groups.

The current working groups of the DH circle

Working Group 3D How can three-dimensional objects and spaces be digitally captured and analyzed?  Janoscha Kreppner (Vorderasiatische Archäologie) and Mirko Westermeier (SCDH)
Working Group GIS How can spaces be digitally referenced and linked? (GIS = Geographic Information Systems)

Daniel Stracke (Institut für Vergleichende Städtegeschichte) and tba

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Working Group Semantic Web How can humanities data be technically linked based on their dimensions of meaning?

Florian Neitmann (Exzellenzcluster Religion und Politik) and Immanuel Normann (SCDH)

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Working Group TEI / oXygen XML Editor How are digital editions created according to standards? Anna-Lena Schumacher (Institut für Vergleichende Städtegeschichte) and Christian Lück (SCDH)
Working Group Text Analysis with Large Language Models (LLMs) Which options do LLMs offer for analysing texts? What are the limits?
Possible methods: prompt engineering, retrieval augmented generation, fine-tuning, ...
Paul Näger (Department of Philosophy at the University of Münster) and Dennis Voltz (SCDH)
Working Group Text Recognition How can scanned texts be made machine-readable? (OCR = Optical Character Recognition; HTR = Handwritten Text Recognition)

Ludger Hiepel (Institut für Biblische Exegese und Theologie) and Mirko Westermeier (SCDH)

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Working Group Research Communication DH How can digital research be communicated to a broader public? Matthias Kayß (SCDH) and Katrin Steiner (SCDH)