Tobias Hodel (University of Bern)
Tobias Hodel is Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities at the University of Bern. He got a PhD from the University of Zurich in History (2016) and specializes in machine learning-based approaches for historical text documents.
Isabella Di Lenardo (EPFL)
Isabella di Lenardo is a research scientist at the EPFL with expertise in the fields of Digital Urban History, Art History and Archeology and digital humanities. She has expertise in geographic information systems, digital urban history, and digital art history, to participate and coordinate large international academic projects with public institutions and private companies. Thanks to her work of coordination of international projects she consolidated her technical knowledge in automatic systems for the extraction of historical information, data processing, creation of exploration interfaces for scientific communities but also wider and more diverse audiences. These innovative methodological approaches have been the subject of numerous publications and some books in preparation. A large part of her activity has also privileged teaching, holding ex cathedra courses in Digital Urban History field, at the EPFL since 2014, and Digital Art Hstory and Urban History in other universities on an international scale. She is also coordinator of the Local Time Machines for the Time Machine Organisation.
Sébastien de Valeriola (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Sébastien de Valeriola is mathematician, actuary and historian. He holds the digital humanities chair at the Université libre de Bruxelles. His research interests cover the application of quantitative methods in the humanities, with a special focus on machine learning techniques, historical network analysis, text mining and image analysis.
Pablo Diaz (UNIL)
Bio: Pablo Diaz is a sociologist. He is the ethics officer of the University of Lausanne. He also works as a research fellow at the Swiss Centre for Expertise in Social Sciences (FORS) where he conducts research and provides support to the scientific community on personal and sensitive data management. He is particularly interested in research data sharing issues in the era of open science.
Ian Gregory (Lancaster)
Ian Gregory is Distinguished Professor of Digital Humanities at Lancaster University where he co-directs the Lancaster Centre for Digital Humanities. His main area of expertise is in Spatial Humanities, the use of geospatial technologies to understand the past. He has written or edited eight books on this subject, most recently Deep Mapping the Literary Lake District: A geographical text analysis (with Joanna Taylor). He has held grants from multiple funders including the European Research Council, Economic & Social Research Council, Arts & Humanities Research Council, and the Leverhulme Trust.
Evelyn Gius (TU Darmstadt)
Evelyn Gius is a Professor of Digital Philology and Modern German Literature at Technical University Darmstadt and head of the fortext lab. She completed her studies of German Literature, philosophy and computer science in Hamburg and Naples with a thesis on computer-readable lexical resources and received her PhD at the University of Hamburg with a thesis on the narrative structure of conflict narratives. In her research, Evelyn Gius focuses on narrative theory, manual annotation, operationalization, segmentation, and conflict. She leads the development of the annotation platform CATMA as well as the platform fortext.net where beginner-friendly materials for Digital Humanities are provided. Her current research projects include EvENT, a project on events as minimal units of narration, and KatKit, a project on the operationalization of humanities concepts in the framework of applied category theory from mathematics. Gius also serves as chair of the Digital Humanities Association in the German-speaking areas ("Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum", DHd), as co-editor of the Open Access Journal of Computational Literary Studies (JCLS), and as co-editor of the Metzler/Springer Nature book series "Digital Literary Studies"
Wouter Haverals (University of Antwerp)
Wouter Haverals is a postdoctoral researcher, working at the Institute for the Study of Literature in the Low Countries (ISNL), and the Antwerp Centre for Digital Humanities and Literary Criticism (ACDC). In his research, he unites two disciplines: traditional philology and computational literary studies. For his PhD thesis, Wouter explored the potential of artificial intelligence to reconstruct the rhythm of medieval Dutch poetry. As a postdoc, Wouter contributed to the ERC-project ‘Constructing Age for Young Readers’ (CAFYR), utilizing computational stylometry to uncover implicit and explicit notions of age in a vast corpus of literature aimed at young readers. Currently, he is involved in the ‘Silent Voices’ project, which seeks to uncover the stylistic characteristics of the writings of a group of closely collaborating medieval monks.
Anne Klammt (Hannah Arendt Institute for Totalitarianism Studies at the TUDresden)
I am a trained archaeologist who gained experience in archaeological fieldwork in Austria, Egypt, Germany, and Ukraine as well as in working for museums and research institutes. In my doctoral thesis, I applied descriptive statistics and spatial interpolations to give a quantified base for my interpretation of shifting preferences in settlement locations during the early Middle ages. I shared my insights by teaching GIS to archaeologists and graduates from other disciplines at the Universities of Göttingen and Regensburg. In 2015 I started to work in the broader field of Digital Humanities as managing director of a local hub and later a scientific coordinator for CLARIAH-DE. From 2020 on I was for three years as a research director responsible for the Digital Humanities at the German Center for Art History in Paris (DFK Paris) an institute, that forms part of the Max Weber Foundation. One of my projects was the semantic enrichment and republishing of three 20 years old bibliographic databases on art critics in journals from 1870 to 1960. What started in 2021 as purely curational work soon developed into a deeper reflection on data curation and the archaeology of databases in the humanities. Further, the design of a new GUI for the databases implied to reflect, how the presentation of historical journals in the interfaces of libraries like the Gallica (Bibliothéque national de France) but also the access via our website impacts our perception of the source material. Finally, the project spawned trials on applying methods of computer vision and NLP to historical journals.
Floor Koleman (UNIL)
Dr. Floor Koeleman is an art historian and expert in digital humanities. She studied Man & Identity at the Design Academy Eindhoven, and completed her BA in Art History and research MA in Art and Visual Culture at the Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Floor’s PhD project was part of the doctoral training unit Digital History and Hermeneutics hosted by the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH). Her dissertation “Visualizing Visions: Re-viewing the seventeenth-century genre of constcamer paintings” received the Excellent Thesis Award from the University of Luxembourg. Floor currently is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Lausanne in the project “Towards Computational Historiographical Modeling: Corpora and Concepts.” Her focus has shifted from early modern pictures of collections to the enigmatic paintings of sixteenth-century artist Dosso Dossi.