„One can’t go wrong with this,“ I thought. Well – now I know better!
In an academic exercise, I presented some digital methods to teacher trainees. I wanted to enable them to use these methods deliberately later in school. The required tools were as simple as possible. It was important that they were quick to apply (as teacher’s time is very limited) and easy to use (so their pupils could work with them as well – without losing attention on the content of the lesson). Hereby, the content, not the technology, must be emphasized. Continue reading “Avoiding Nightmares in Teaching Digital Methods”
Immanuel Kant as a protagonist of the digital humanities? If you think this will never happen – well, then you have not heard from the DHd2018 in Cologne, which took place from February 26th to March 2nd. The title of the conference “Kritik der digitalen Vernunft” was applied in many contributions from the initial keynote by Berlin’s professor of philosophy Sybille Krämer to the closing keynote by C. M. Sperberg-McQueen (whom you should know at least as one of the creators of XML and author of the TEI Guidelines). Continue reading “If Kant used a computer… #DHd2018 (“Digital Humanities im Deutschsprachigen Raum”)”
In the spring of 2016, two graduate students in theology sat together during a coffee break: One of them complained: “It is impossible to find the most suitable method to work with my digitized corpus.” The other nagged: “And I can’t find a theory which fits into my way of analysing sources statistically!” Continue reading “InFoDiTex: What We Do and What We Want”