Speakers

Frédéric Clavert | Marten Düring | Martin Grandjean | Tobias HodelElena Pierazzo | Valérie SchaferSean Takats | Jane WintersAris Xanthos

Frédéric ClavertFrédéric Clavert holds a PhD in (monetary) European history and has more recently oriented his research towards the use of the historian’s sources in the digital age. He plays with a few millions tweets about World War 1 to understand how collective memory can be transformed by social networks on-line. He held diverse positions in Luxembourg and at the University of Paris Sorbonne, and is now lecturer in Contemporary and Digital History at the University of Lausanne. His publications are available on HAL. His research notebook can be found at http://histnum.hypotheses.org.

Marten DüringMarten Düring is a cultural historian by training with a background in European history and Memory studies and with a strong interest in interdisciplinary research methods in (Digital) History, social network analysis and text analytics in particular. So far his research focused on transnational memories of the Second World War, covert support networks during the Holocaust and Dutch-German-Allied perceptions of the end of the war in the Dutch-German border region. He is currently researcher at the University of Luxembourg. He is part of the histograph project, of the ANR/FNR-funded project BLIZAAR (Hybrid Visualization of Dynamic Multilayer Graphs) together with partners from LIST, LaBRI and EISTI, and leads the NetVisA project on network analysis in history. He is responsible for the Historical Network Research platform.

Martin GrandjeanMartin Grandjean is a PhD student in contemporary history at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He studies the structuration of intellectual networks in the inter-war period and develops network analysis and visualization methods on archives. He leads parallel experiments in the fields of OpenData, analysis of online social networks and is active on a personal blog: www.martingrandjean.ch

Tobias Hodel is medieval historian by training with a focus on studies in writing cultures and archival history. His PhD combined hermeneutical methods with digital approaches. Currently, he acts as project leader for «Charters and Records of Königsfelden Abbey and Bailiwick (1308-1662)» a critical digital edition; and contributes for the state archive of the canton of Zurich to the research undertaken within the horizon2020 endeavor READ, which aims at the automatic transcription of handwritten documents. He is also responsible for the e-learning project «Ad fontes» at the University of Zurich.

Elena PierazzoElena Pierazzo is Professor of Italian Studies and Digital Humanities at the University of Grenoble 3 / Université Stendhal. She is specialized in editing, Italian Renaissance texts and text encoding and have published and presented papers at international conferences in Renaissance literature, digital critical editions, text encoding theory and Italian linguistics. She chaired the Text Encoding Initiative and the TEI Manuscripts SIG and was formerly a member of the TEI Council. She is one of the members of the MS-SIG task force that proposed a new TEI module for documentary and genetic editing.

Valérie SchaferValérie Schafer is a researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research (Institute for Communication Sciences, CNRS/Paris-Sorbonne/UPMC). She specializes in history of computing and telecommunications. Her current research deals with the Internet and Web history and with Born Digital Heritage (especially Web archives). She leads the Web90 project dedicated to the French Heritage, Memories and History of the Web in the 90s. She is the author of La France en réseaux (années 1960–1980) [France in Networks (1960–1980)] (2012) and co-authored with Benjamin Thierry, Le Minitel, l’enfance numérique de la France [The Minitel, the French Digital Childhood] (2012) and with Bernard Tuy Dans les coulisses de l’Internet. RENATER, 20 ans de technologie, d’enseignement et de recherche [On the Internet’s Sidelines: RENATER, 20 Years of Technology, Teaching and Research] (2013).

Sean TakatsSean Takats is Associate Professor of History at George Mason University and Director of Research Projects at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. His research focuses on early modern France, the Enlightenment, and the digital humanities. At the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, Takats directs Zotero, the popular research software platform. He has also led other projects on text mining and the history of science. Takats is also currently co-director of The Encyclopedia of Diderot and D’Alembert Collaborative Translation Project, hosted at the University of Michigan. He is author of The Expert Cook in Enlightenment France (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011). His current research extends his interest in occupational expertise to the colonial world, where he explores the practices of collecting and synthesizing a wide range of exotic knowledge, ranging from botany to commerce to medicine. Takats received his bachelor’s degree from Yale and his doctorate from the University of Michigan. He has received fellowships and research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mellon Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Social Science Research Council. He is currently résident at the Institut d’études avancées (Paris).

Jane WintersProfessor of Digital Humanities at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, Jane Winters has led or co-directed a range of digital projects, including most recently Big UK Domain Data for the Arts and Humanities; Digging into Linked Parliamentary Data; Traces through Time: Prosopography in Practice across Big Data; the Thesaurus of British and Irish History as SKOS; and Born Digital Big Data and Approaches for History and the Humanities. Her research interests include digital history, web archives, big data for humanities research, peer review in the digital environment, text editing, the use of social media in an academic context, e-repositories, and open access publishing.

Aris XanthosA linguist by training, Aris Xanthos is a senior lecturer in Humanities computing at the University of Lausanne, as well as the founder of LangTech Sàrl, a start-up in the field of language technology. His current research interests lie mainly in the study and development of innovative methods and interfaces for the analysis of Arts and Humanities data, with a particular emphasis on their textual and linguistic aspects. He is also the author of several open source software products, notably the Textable visual programming environment for text analysis.