SCDH Team

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Digital Humanities (DH) is teamwork. In the SCDH, experts from the (digital) humanities work closely together with research software engineers (software developers) to configure, adapt and further develop DH tools. The goal is both project-specific solutions as well as generic, user-friendly DH services. In our work we are supported by staff members of the ULB Münster in special areas of competence (e.g. scholarly communication or research data management).

You can find out who we are on this page.

Dr. Jan Horstmann from the Service Center for Digital Humanities (SCDH), University of Münster
Dr. Jan Horstmann
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Dr. Jan Horstmann

https://jan-horstmann.de | Twitter: @janhorstmannn | ORCID: 0000-0001-8047-2232

Function in the SCDH

  • Head
  • Consultation and communication
  • Strategy development
  • Networking with the DH community
  • Management CDH

Main focus

  • Text analysis (distant reading methods and digital close reading/annotation)
  • Computational Literary Studies
  • Visualization
  • Narratology
  • Theater

Education

  • 04/2013-11/2016: PhD (summa cum laude), University of Hamburg.
    Topic: " Theater Narratology. A Narratological Method for Analyzing Stage Performances".
    Supervision: Prof. Dr. Jan Christoph Meister; Prof. Dr. Inke Gunia
  • 05/2015 - 08/2015: Research visit at the University of Aarhus (Denmark) funded by the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
  • 2013-2016: PhD scholarship of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (German National Academic Foundation)
  • 10/2010-11/2012: Master of Arts (German-language literatures), University of Hamburg
  • 10/2007-09/2010: Bachelor of Arts (German Studies and History), University of Münster, Germany

Work experience

  • since 07/2021: Head of Service Center for Digital Humanities, University of Münster, Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek
  • 02/2020-06/2021: Head of Digital Lab and Manager at the Research Network Marbach Weimar Wolfenbüttel, Klassik Stiftung Weimar
  • 05/2017-01/2020: Project Coordinator (Postdoc) DFG Project forTEXT. Literatur digital erforschen, University of Hamburg, Institute of German Studies
  • 08/2016-04/2017: Research assistant in the Digital Humanities project Entsagung bei Goethe, University of Hamburg, Institute of German Studies

Personal

Likes to be not too serious from time to time.

Reading literature, playing the piano, going to the theater (plays), drinking coffee, chatting with friends, protecting the environment, swimming

Dr. Immanuel Normann from the Service Center for Digital Humanities (SCDH), University of Münster
Dr. Immanuel Normann
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Dr. Immanuel Normann

ORCID: 0000-0003-4702-1282

Function in the SCDH

  • Software development coordinator
  • Consulting
  • Requirements management
  • Architecture design

Main focus

  • Knowledge modeling / Semanticweb technology
  • Semantic search and knowledge presentation
  • DH service design

Education

  • Study of physics at the University of Tübingen
  • Diploma in Physics at the Institute for Neural Information Processing at the TU Berlin
  • Doctoral thesis in the field of formal methods at Jacobs University Bremen with Prof. Kohlhase

Work experience

  • Research assistant in the field of eLearning at the DFKI Saarbrücken
  • PostDoc in a cultural heritage project at Birkbeck College in London
  • Development of the DH department as an employee at a publishing service provider

Personal

Open Knowledge, philosophy, art, playing the piano

Matthias Kayß vom Service Center for Digital Humanities (SCDH), WWU Münster
Matthias Kayß
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Matthias Kayß

Function in the SCDH

  • Research Communication

Main focus

  • Development of narratives
  • Networking
  • Visualizations
  • Branding
  • Conceptual work Citizen Science

Education

  • Studies of philosophy, catholic theology and sociology (M.A.)

Work experience

  • Philosophy department at the ULB Münster (2003 to 2019)
  • Head of the Public Relations Office of the ULB Münster (until 2014)
  • Head of the department of academic library services in the field of social, educational and communication studies at the ULB Münster (until 2018)

Personal

"Late father" since January 2020. And if there is still strength and time left: Philosophy, Politics and Alternative Living ...

Dr. Christian Lück from the Service Center for Digital Humanities (SCDH), University of Münster
Dr. Christian Lück
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Christian Lück

Twitter: @chrlueck | Github: `lueck`

Function in the SCDH

  • Research associate of the DFG long-term project Edition of the Complete Works of Ibn-Nubatah al Misri (1287-1366) by Prof. Dr. Thomas Bauer and Prof. Dr. Syrinx Hees; delegated at the SCDH

Main focus

  • digital edition
  • manual and automatic annotation, standoff markup
  • text analysis and information extraction
  • language technologies
  • data analysis
  • network analysis
  • literary studies: law and literature, history of German studies, theories of example, discourse analysis, media theory

Education

  • Studies (M.A.) in modern German literature, germ. linguistics and philosophy
  • Doctorate (summa cum laude) in Modern German Literary Studies at the Ruhr-University Bochum with a thesis on the relationship between law and philology in the 19th century, supervised by Manfred Schneider
  • a couple of winter terms in physics and computer science

Work experience

  • Development of a database of examples in the discourse of philosophy (from 2006)
  • Research assistant in the DFG project Das Beispiel im Wissen der Ästhetik (1750-1850) by Prof. Dr. Michael Niehaus (FernUniversität in Hagen, 2016-2019)
  • Development of a study program Digital Humanities at the Fernuniversität in Hagen

Personal

lives in Bochum with his bicycle among cars; has put his pilot's license to rest, is interested in the navigation of flying insects; recently member of NABU

Katrin Steiner from the Service Center for Digital Humanities (SCDH), University of Münster
Katrin Steiner
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Katrin Steiner

Function and focus in the SCDH

  • Accompanying DH certificate
  • Research Communication

Education

  • Studies of English and History (Sek. I and Sek. II) in Marburg, York and Münster
  • Study of Information and Library Science (MALIS) in Cologne (part-time)

Work experience

  • Head of LOTSE-II project, funded by DFG (2008-2010)
  • Head of the project Quality of Teaching - Subproject Information Literacy (2012-2019)
  • Consultant for information literacy (2008-2019)

Personal

Making radio, alternative living, cooperative games, growing vegetables by myself

Dennis Voltz from the Service Center for Digital Humanities (SCDH), University of Münster
Dennis Voltz
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Dennis Voltz, M.A.

GitHub | LinkedIn | XING | Twitter

Function and focus in the SCDH

  • Software development and consulting
  • Frontend development with JavaScript
  • Backend/API development with Python
  • Machine Learning & NLP
  • Continuous Integration & Continuous Deployment
  • Dockerization & Cloud Technologies
  • Search engines
Mirko Westermeier from the Service Center for Digital Humanities (SCDH), University of Münster
Mirko Westermeier
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Mirko Westermeier

Function in the SCDH

  • Research Software Engineer
  • Deputy Coffee Bean Manager

Main focus

  • Full stack web development
  • Unit and integration testing
  • Continuous Deployment
  • Version control strategies and training

Education

  • Graduate computer scientist "with integrated application subject mathematics"

Work experience

  • Web development
  • Semi-supervised machine learning
  • Research assistant in the AG Vahrenhold, Efficient Algorithms and Algorithm Engineering, University of Münster, Germany

Personal

Enthusiastic salsa dancer, DJ, choreographer and teacher, pilot of remote-controlled helicopters, open-source enthusiast, amateur pianist, accordionist, music producer, photographer and gambler

Celine Albers from the Service Center for Digital Humanities (SCDH), University of Münster
Celine Albers
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Celine Albers

LinkedIn

Function in the SCDH

  • Student assistant
  • Research Communication

Education

  • since 10/2021: Master's degree in Strategic Communication, University of Münster, Germany
  • 10/2018-09/2021: Bachelor studies in communication science, University of Münster, Germany

Personal

Bookworm, hobby baker, piano player and keen follower of (world) politics

Alumni

  • Diego Siqueira

    Diego Siqueira Alumni at the Service Center for Digital Humanities (SCDH), University of Münster
    Diego Siqueira
    © ULB Münster, SCDH

    GitHub | ORCID

    Function in the SCDH (2018-2021)

    • Software development
    • Consulting
    • Jira and Confluence administration
  • Dr. Marc Schutzeichel

    Function in the SCDH

    • November 2019 – June 2021: Interim management of SCDH and DH Coordinator at the University of Münster
    • 2016: Founding member of the WWU Digital Humanities Initiative for the establishment of a DH center at the University of Münster
  • Melanie Althage

    Melanie Althage Alumni at the Service Center for Digital Humanities (SCDH), University of Münster
    Melanie Althage
    © ULB Münster, SCDH

    Website | ORCID | Twitter

    Function in the SCDH (01/2019-03/2020)

    • Student assistant
  • Prof. Dr. Torsten Hiltmann

    Function in the SCDH (2017-2019)

    • Setup and management