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Published on Tuesday, May 26, 2015


This conference addresses the gap between the research culture with which Digital Humanists are equipped via their disciplinary backgrounds and the research culture they foster in this field. Why does experimentation play a crucial role in Digital Humanities? How does it contribute to define the relationship between method and research questions? Can we identify barriers which currently prevent Digital Humanities from developing their full potential, leaving little room for iteration, comparison or failure? The conference itself is conceived as an experimental set-up with labs, data experiments and round tables.



Thursday, June 11th 2015

  • 6 p.m. Julianne Nyhan (University College London), New paths through the histories of digital humanities: uncovering hidden contributions to Busa’s Index Thomisticus (Abstract)

Commentator: Claudia Mueller-Birn (Free University of Berlin)

Reception at the DHI Paris

Friday, June 12th 2015

9 a.m. Welcome, Introduction by the organisers

  • 9.15 a.m. David Chavalarias (ISC-PIF, Paris), What is the social game behind science? Or: The collective dynamics of science: publish or perish, is that all?

9.45–11 a.m. Experimenting discussion: ConverStations

  1. The value of failure in science, table animated by Claudine Moulin (IEA/University Trier)
  2. Research infrastructure as experiments, table animated by Milena Žic Fuchs (ESF)
  3. Digital research and creativity, table animated by Sean Ryder (NUI, Galway)
  4. Interdisciplinary experimentations, table animated by Brian Sandberg (IEA)
  5. Define a protocol, table animated by Suzanne Dumouchel (DHIP)
  6. Citizen digital humanities, table animated by Pierre Mounier (OpenEdition)

Two ConverStation on proposal by the audience (= to the abstracts of the ConverStations)

11–11.30 a.m. Coffee Break

11.30 a.m.–1 p.m. Presentation results of the ConverStations incl. feedback by observers

1–2.30 p.m. Luncheon and visit of Lounges:Open Peer Review Lounge, Media Lounge, Secret Lounge

2.30–4 p.m. Experiments in Laboratories

Data Laboratory 1: Aggregate, visualize and browse information about researchers and their activities

  • Lambert Heller (TIB Hannover) and David Chavalarias (ISC-PIF, Paris)

Data Laboratory 2: Open analytical ecosystems for digital humanities

  • Mikko Tolonen and Leo Lahti (both University of Helsinki)

Data Laboratory 3: Texts in a laboratory

  • Jürgen Hermes (University of Cologne)

Data Laboratory 4: Machine translation

  • Anne Baillot (Humboldt University of Berlin), Mareike König (DHIP), Petra Šoštarić (University of Zagreb)

(= to the abstracts of the Laboratories)

4–4.30 p.m. Coffee Break

4.30 p.m. Presentation of the Laboratories and Lounges

6 p.m. End of the conference

Free entrance, please register under event@dhi-paris.fr

Organizing committee

  • Mareike König,
  • Suzanne Dumouchel,
  • Lisa Bolz (all DHIP),
  • Claudine Moulin (IEA/University Trier),
  • Pierre Mounier (OpenEdition),
  • Anne Baillot (Humboldt University of Berlin)

With the financial support of: European Science Foundation – Scientific Review Group HUM, Institut d’études avancées (IEA) 

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  • DHI Paris - 8, rue du Parc-Royal
    Paris, France (75003)


  • Thursday, June 11, 2015
  • Friday, June 12, 2015

Attached files


  • digital humanities, experiment


  • Suzanne Dumouchel
    courriel : dumouchelsuzanne [at] yahoo [dot] fr

Information source

  • Suzanne Dumouchel
    courriel : dumouchelsuzanne [at] yahoo [dot] fr


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« Digital Humanities Experiments », Study days, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, https://doi.org/10.58079/snv

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