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Digital Humanities at UP

Welcome to the Network Digital Humanities at Potsdam University

Potsdam Day of Science

The network was present at the Potsdam Day of Science 2019 with an information stand.

  • Network Digital Humanities

The vision: a network for digital humanities in the university city of Potsdam.

The digital transformation is changing broad fields of research in the humanities: from research infrastructure and the routines of publication to the handling of sources, editions and research data, as well as the digital methods of analysing literary texts and cultural artefacts. Additionally, the Digital Humanities face the task of reflecting the digital change of our society.

In order to confront these challenges and to realise the innovative potentials of this development, a research initiative at the University of Potsdam bundles together activities in the field of Digital Humanities. The goal of the research initiative is to establish interdisciplinary connections of different institutions and players based in Potsdam: between the institutions of the Faculty of Philosophy, as well as other faculties of the University of Potsdam. There will be co- operation with other research facilities in Potsdam, such as the University of Applied Science in Potsdam, and also between regional, national and international institutes affiliated to Digital Humanities.  

Current Events

International Summer School: Debating Data: Problems and Perspectives of Digitalization

25 - 31 August 2019 Convened by University of Potsdam & HSE University (Moscow and Saint Petersburg)

Past Events

13. & 14.9.18: »The Digital Look – Mixed Methods of Picture Analysis«

Workshop on the methods of picture comparison and the analysis of visual similiarities at the Centre for Media Studies in Brandenburg

18. & 19.10.18: Symposium for the Opening of the Network

The official opening symposium of the network took place in October 2018

28.01.2019 DIGAREC Workshop "Game Aesthetics"

A workshop with international guests will take place on 28.01.2019 from 10am (c.t.) - 12pm, in cooperation with the centre for computer game research (DIGAREC). For more information click here.

The Network at the Potsdam Day of Science on the 11th of May 2019

Impressions of the Potsdam Day of Science

Hackathon »The Fontane-Code«, 19.–21.7.2018

Impressions of the Hackathon

Since mid-2018, the University of Potsdam supports the „Network for Digital Humanities“, as a part of its strategic promotion of research. We shall introduce the work of the network on the following web pages. 

Contact us:

Research Coordinator: Dr. Dennis Mischke 

Mail: digital-humanitiesuni-potsdamde

Postal Address: 

Theodor-Fontane-Archiv | Universität Potsdam

Große Weinmeisterstr. 46/47

14469 Potsdam


Prof. Dr. Peer Trilcke 

Theodor-Fontane-Archive | Digital Literary Studies

Prof.in Dr. Birgit Schneider

Institute of Media and the Arts | Ecology of Media

Mailing list

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