Introduction to the Digital Humanities

Cluster of Excellence and Center for Digital Humanities lecture series

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Organized by the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” and the Center for Digital Humanities at the University of Münster, the lecture series “Introduction to the Digital Humanities” provides an insight into the work of the Digital Humanities and social sciences. Scholars from the University of Münster and external speakers will look at various methods of the Digital Humanities and at how research data are dealt with in a responsible manner. The public lectures will be held from 12 April to 21 June from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in lecture hall JO 101 and digitally via Zoom. Students can also develop practical skills as part of the Digital Humanities certificate.

Besides more general reflections on the tools used by the Digital Humanities, the lectures will also address more detailed questions such as automatic text recognition for historical manuscripts, the differences between editing in digital space and classical editing in book form, and the evaluation and visualization of complex data structures. The series is organized by the historian Dr. Felicity Jensz, the Egyptologist Prof. Dr. Angelika Lohwasser, and the church historian Dr. Sascha Hinkel, all from the Cluster of Excellence. The three are also members of the Center for Digital Humanities at the University of Münster, a cross-departmental network whose aim it is to identify, bring together, and strengthen the interests and skills associated with the Digital Humanities at the University of Münster. (maz/sca)


12 April 2022
Introduction to the Digital Humanities
Dr. Jan Horstmann and Prof. Dr. Jan Keupp
Service Center for Digital Humanities, Department of History, Chair of Medieval History at the University of Münster

26 April 2022
Digitally indexing, editing and networking fundamental works for the humanities: Digital editions and dictionaries at the Trier Center for Digital Humanities
Dr. Claudia Bamberg, Skills Centre – Trier Center for Digital Humanities, University of Trier

3 May 2022
Networks are everywhere: Network research in the humanities and cultural studies
Prof. Dr. Aline Deicke, Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz, Marburg Center for Digital Culture and Infrastructure

10 May 2022
Digital editions, digital curation: Egyptological case studies
Dr. Franziska Naether, Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities Leipzig

14 June 2022
The role of research data management and research data infrastructures in the DH
Dr. Dirk Goldhahn, Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities Leipzig

21 June 2022
Source-data models: Fundamentals and consequences of datafication in the humanities
Prof. Dr. Torsten Hiltmann
Institute for Historical Sciences, Humboldt University Berlin

Location and registration

12 April to 21 June 2022, 6.00-8.00 p.m.

Participation on site and via video platform Zoom.

Cluster of Excellence lecture hall
Room JO 101
Johannisstraße 4
48143 Münster

To register for participation via video platform Zoom, please send an e-mail to