The DigiLab was founded in 2015 as an initiative of the UGA Libraries, Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, and UGA Press to serve as a collaborative hub for the Digital Humanities. Today, the lab continues to serve the digital humanities and members of UGA’s interdisciplinary research community at large. It is a multi-use instructional space coordinated and supported by the Department of Research and Computational Data Management in the UGA Libraries. It is located on the third floor of the Main Library (room 300).
The IT-Gruppe Geisteswissenschaften (ITG) is a Digital Humanities competence and data center. It is responsible for the entire humanities and cultural sciences at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU). Its organisation is based on an inter-faculty and interdisciplinary concept. Its fields of activity include
- IT Infrastructure
- Digital Research & Teaching
- Research data management
ITG is committed to the principles of Open Access and FAIR. Its aim is to provide research software (including research data, research results, program codes) with maximum synergy, availability, transparency, verifiability and sustainability.
ITG promotes cooperation between the humanities, computer science, statistics and computational linguistics as well as the emerging data sciences and AI. Its aim is to further expand the interdisciplinary dialogue and thus generate fruitful synergetic effects for all participants.
Teachers often lack scientific support when dealing with digital forms of communication. The aim of this interdisciplinary project is therefore to reveal the didactic potential of (internet) memes on the subject of space. The project relies on close cooperation between linguistics and language didactics in cooperation with the Institute of Space Technology at the University of the Bundeswehr Munich.
Memes are now an established form of communication on social media, not only for entertainment but also for social discourse and knowledge transfer. As a socio-cultural phenomenon of the younger generation, the use of memes offers a contemporary didactic approach to reflect discourses (e.g. Is Pluto a dwarf planet?) as well as current events (e.g. NASA's Mars mission) in the classroom.
At the psycholinguistic lab of LMU Munich reaction time and eye-tracking data are collected. Sarah Schimke will talk about the type of research data resulting from these projects.
The project Biblia Hebraica transcripta is an example for a long term data maintenance. The project started in 1986, a series of interdisciplinary projects followed and work is still going on. Christian Riepl will talk about the expierences in producing data and developing programs for linguistic analysis and web interfaces for searching and accessing data.