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Dennis Mischke

Dr. Dennis Mischke

Research Coordinator Digital Humanities


Campus Neues Palais 10
Building 05, room 0.15
14469 Potsdam


consulting hours
by appointment / nach Vereinbarung

Research interests:

Algorithmic cultures and the digital transformation, digital humanities, GIS and mapping in humanities research, critical code studies, culture and technology, postcolonial studies, cosmopolitanism, globalization, 19C American Lit, Melville. 

Curriculum Vitae

2018 –  present Research Coordinator, Network Digital Humanities at UP 

2019 – present  PostDoctoral Researcher in BMBF Project "FoLD" (Digital Research and Training)

2017  – 2019 PostDoctoral Researcher and Sub-Project Leader ( QueLL | Qualitätspakt Lehre) at the Institute for English and American Studies at the University of Potsdam

2016 Parental Leave 

2015 DARIAH-DE Fellow (digital research infrastructure for the arts and humanities) at SUB Göttingen

2013  –  2017 PostDoctoral Researcher (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the chair of American Studies Prof. Dr. Marc Priewe at the University of Stuttgart

2015 Doctor of Philosophy, Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB)

2012 Visiting Scholar at the Transforming Cultures Research Center at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) 

2012 Visiting Scholar at the Department of Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Minnesota 

2009  – 2012  Ph.D. Scholarship, Ruhr University Research School – Excellence Initiative I, Research associate at the chair of American Studies Prof. Dr. Kornelia Freitag, Ruhr-University Bochum

2008 – 2009 Lecturer (Lehrkraft für Besondere Aufgaben) at the Department of English at Ruhr University Bochum

2008  Certificate: Research and Recruiting IT-Services

2008  Magister Artium (M.A.), Potsdam University

2002 - 2008  Student of English and American Studies, Media Studies and Cognitive Science at Potsdam University (UP) and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Second book project:

“The Algorithmic Imagination in American Literature”



“The Cosmopolitics of Trust – Herman Melville and the Long Global Century", dissertation, Bochum 2015.
URL: http://www.ub.rub.de/katalog/titel/3173986  

            in radio feature: SWR2 "Ein Wahl erklärt die Welt" German public  radio
            URL: https://www.ardmediathek.de/swr/player/Y3JpZDovL3N3ci5kZS9hZXgvbzExNDA0ODE/

Articles and book chapters:

Dunst, A. & Mischke,D. "Introduction: The Challenge and Promise of Digital American Studies" eds. Alexander Dunst and Dennis Mischke. Digital Scholarship in American Studies. Special Issue of Amerikastudien/ American Studies 63(2):2018. 

Mischke, D. “Financial Time and Postcolonial Temporality in Joseph O’Neill’s Netherland”. Finance and Society, vol. 4, issue 1, 2018, p.92-107. DOI:10.2218/finsoc.v4i1.2742  (peer reviewed).

Mischke, D.  “‘A universal, uniform humanity’: The German Newspaper Der Kosmopolit  and Entangled Nation-Building in Nineteenth Century Australia.” eds. Anja Schwarz, Lars Eckstein und Andrew Hurley. Postcolonial Studies Volume 21, 2018. pp. 83-95. https://doi.org/10.1080/13688790.2018.1435149 (peer reviewed)

Mischke,D. “Underwriting Cosmopolitanisms: Insurance, Slavery and Confidence Games in Herman
Melville’s ‘Benito Cereno’ and The Confidence-Man.” eds. Eddy Kent and Terry Tomsky, Negative Cosmopolitanism – Cultures and Politics of World Citizenship after Globalization. McGill–Queens University Press, 2017. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctt1w0ddq5.7 (peer reviewed)

Mischke, D.  “The Disappeard Discoverer – Ludwig Leichhardt and Enlightenment” 1001 Leichhardts, eds. Lindsay Barrett, Lars Eckstein, Andrew Hurley and Anja Schwarz. Queensland Museum http://www.leichhardt.qm.qld.gov.au/1001+Leichhardts

Mischke, D. „Othering Otherness: Fictocriticism and the Cosmopolitan Vision.” eds. Jana Gohrisch & Ellen Grünkemeier. ALNEL Papers 18,Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2013.

Mischke, D. “’Unexpected Item in the Bagging Area’? Der berechenbare Prosument, Datenbanken und die Kontrollgesellschaft.“ eds. Peter Drexler und Michael Krause. Hard-Times 92, Herbst 2012. 40-47.

Mischke, D. „Assembled Togetherness: New Materialism and the Aporias of World Citizenship”. Rhizomes 21, 2010. http://www.rhizomes.net/issue21/mischke.html (peer reviewed).

Mischke, D. & Haack, J. „Social Software in interdisziplinären Lernszenarien der Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaft“. Rebensburg, K. ed. Grundfragen Multimedialen Lehrens  und Lernens (GML2   2007). Berlin: SEL Alcatel Stiftung für Kommunikationsforschung, 2009. http://www.psych.uni-potsdam.de/people/haack/files/Mischke-Haack-GML07.pdf

Mischke, D. „Educational Blogging und Literaturdidaktik, Computergestütztes, Sozialvernetztes Lernen in den Geisteswissenschaften“. Laabs, H. ed. Multimedies2007. Potsdam: Universitätsverlag, 2007.

Haack, J. & Mischke, D. „Fallbasiertes Lernen in Interdisziplinären Lernmodulen“. Fellbaum, ed. Grundfragen des multimedialen Lehrens und Lernens GML2 2005. Aachen: Shaker Verlag, 2005.

Haack, J. & Mischke, D. „Applying Transfer in Goal-Based Interdisciplinary Learning Environments”. Proceedings ISPRS. Potsdam, 2005. http://www.psych.uni-potsdam.de/people/haack/files/Haack-Mischke-2005.pdf