Teachers at ACDH Summer School 2020

Gioele Barabucci

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Gioele Barabucci is an associate professor of Computer Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Previously he was managing director of the Cologne Center for eHumanities of the University of Cologne and a Marie Curie Experienced Researcher. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Bologna.

His main research topics are the design of knowledge (how to represent and store information) and the evolution of information (understanding and forecasting how data and its structure will change over time). Concretely, this means studying comparison algorithms, devising versioning systems, formalizing document models, as well as researching ontologies, legal documents and multilingual systems.

He is currently working on the formalization of the concept of “document evolution”: how documents change through time due to human edits, changes of format, translations, and so on. In the past he has worked on collation systems for large-scale critical editions (Capitularia, Averroes), the Cologne Sanskrit Dictionary, the Akoma Ntoso standard for legal documents and many other academic and open source projects. https://gioele.io

Francesco Beretta

Laboratoire de recherche historique Rhône-Alpes (LARHRA CNRS UMR 5190 – Universités de Lyon et Grenoble)

Francesco Beretta is a CNRS research fellow since 2005. He has co-founded and heads since 2009 the Digital History Research Team within the LARHRA. Specialist in the history of Roman Inquisition, in the intellectual history of catholicism and the history of science, he has taught at different universities in Fribourg (Switzerland) (venia legendi 1999), Lausanne, Paris (EPHE, EHESS), Lyon. In digital humanities, his domains of competence are in the field of data modeling and curation, ontologies, relational databases, GIS and semantic text encoding in XML/TEI. He is lecturer in digital methodology for historical research at University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland). He contributed significantly to the establishment of the symogih.org and Data for History projects and is co-founder of the KleioLab company that has developed and hosts Geovistory, a virtual research environment for historical research. Some recent publications are listed on HalSHS.

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Richard Hadden

ACDH-CH / Austrian Academy of Sciences

Richard Hadden has just started a Post-Doctoral position in the field of Digital Prosopography.

He studied French, Spanish and Italian at the University of Durham, before succumbing to the allures of Digital Humanities. He completed an MA at University College London in 2012, before joining the DiXiT (Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network) Marie Curie Fellowship as an Early Stage Researcher. Based in Maynooth University, Ireland, he spent three years working on the Letters of 1916 project. His PhD, on textual modelling in digital scholarly editions and text collections, was completed in 2018.

Since 2018, Richard has been based at the University of Edinburgh, working primarily as a developer on a range of textually-, bibliographically-, or prosopographically-inclined projects.

Rebecca Kahn

Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin

Rebecca Kahn is an Associate researcher at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin. Her research focuses on museums and the use of linked data in cultural heritage collections. She was previously the Director of Collections for Pelagios, where she worked with libraries, archives and museums to prepare their materials for inclusion into the Pelagios ecosystem.

Stephan Kurz

IHB / Austrian Academy of Sciences

Stephan Kurz studied German, journalism and communication sciences in Vienna and Konstanz. He managed a retro-digitisation project (EoD) for the Vienna University Library and was subsequently a pre-doc assistant at the Institute of German Studies at the University of Vienna. In 2014, he received his PhD in modern German literature with a dissertation on the genre and media history of the epistolary novel between 1750 and 1810. From 2014 to the beginning of 2018, Stephan Kurz was employed as Austrian studies lecturer at the University of Zagreb. He has self-taught computer skills, experience in book retail and production (proofreading, typesetting, editing), has collaborated on several digital editions and is continually improving his XML skills. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2546-2570

Sabine Laszakovits

ACDH / Austrian Academy of Sciences

Sabine works as NLP programmer on the APIS and MARA projects. She is currently finishing her PhD in theoretical linguistics at the University of Connecticut, where she held positions as research and teaching assistant. Before this, she worked at the University of Vienna, Department of German Studies, as backend programmer and database administrator on the project Syntax Hessischer Dialekte (SyHD) and received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from TU Wien, as well as a diploma in general linguistics from the University of Vienna.

Eva Mayr

Donau Universität Krems

Eva Mayr is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department for Knowledge and Communication Management, Danube University Krems, Austria. Her main research interests are the cognitive processes during interaction with information visualizations, in particular in ”casual”, informal learning settings. Eva holds a PhD in applied cognitive and media Psychology from the University of Tübingen, Germany. Current publications and presentations at: https://www.donau-uni.ac.at/en/eva.mayr

Michele Pasin

Michele Pasin is a computer scientist with a focus on knowledge engineering, visual analytics, and more broadly, information architecture.

Michele currenlty works on Dimensions.ai, a product from Digital Science. Dimensions is an award-winning linked research data platform that re-imagines the way research can be discovered, accessed, and analyzed. In particular, Michele heads up the Dimensions Data Solutions team, which is tasked with delivering Dimensions’ rich data offering to end users via APIs and other tools.

Prior to that, Michele spent various years at Springer Nature, where he was instrumental to the development of high profile projects such as SN Scigraph (a state-of-the-art open linked data platform), Nature.com subject pages (a dynamic section of the website that allow users to navigate content by topic) and the Nature ontologies portal (a repository of knowledge models used at Nature).

Michele holds a PhD in semantic web technologies from the Knowledge Media Institute (The Open University, UK) and advanced degrees in logic and philosophy of language from the University of Venice (Italy). After his doctorate, he worked as a research associate at King’s College Department of Digital Humanities (London), where he contributed to influential digital humanities projects such as the People of Medieval Scotland and the Art of Making in Antiquity.

Matthias Schlögl

ACDH-CH / Austrian Academy of Sciences

Matthias Schlögl is research associate at the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Currently he is working on finalizing the technical implementation of the project “Mapping historical networks: Building the new Austrian Prosopographical | Biographical Information System” (APIS). His research focuses on applying computer aided methods such as Natural Language Processing (NLP), data modeling/scraping/mining etc. on prosopographical and biographical data. He was engaged in several international (including the FP7 project ALICE RAP) and national research projects at the University of Bath (UK), the University Aarhus (DK), the Social Science Research Center Berlin (GER), and the Commission for Development Research (AT). ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1451-0987

Rainer Simon

AIT / Austrian Institute of Technology

Rainer is a Senior Scientist and Research Software Engineer at the Data Science & Artificial Intelligence research group at the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology. His work revolves predominantly around the use of semantic technologies and Linked Data in the Digital Humanities and Digital Library fields. He always had a passion for maps, and in many of his projects he has been dealing with geospatial or cartographic data. Rainer has previously served as the Technical Director for Pelagios, an international initative that aims to foster better linkages between online resources documenting the past. He is also the lead developer of the award-winning online annotation environment Recogito.

Renato Rocha Souza

ACDH-CH / Austrian Academy of Sciences

After graduating and completing his masters on Engineering, Renato developed his doctorate and post doctorate in Information Science and Computer Science, dealing with the topics of Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Organization Systems, as thesaurus and ontologies. Has been working in the past ten years with Scientific Programming, Data Science and Machine Learning/Deep Learning, as a professor and researcher in the Applied Mathematics School at FGV and in the Federal University of Minas Gerais. Has been developing projects in the domains of Political Science, Law, Economics, Public Health and Education; integrating information resources in analytical pipelines.

At the ACDH-CH, he has contributed to the projects exploreAT!, ProvideDH and Chia, exploring the possibilities of Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Knowledge Organization Systems and Data Visualization.

Marcella Tambuscio

ACDH-CH / Austrian Academy of Sciences

Marcella is a postdoctoral researcher at Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna. Her main research goal is to explore applications for machine learning techniques in the humanities.

She has a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and a master’s degree in Computer Science from University of Pisa. In 2017 she completed her PhD in Computer Science at University of Turin, focusing her research on spreading phenomena in social networks, specially misinformation and fake news diffusion. In her thesis specifically she studied the effectiveness of fact-checking and explored the role of network segregation and gullible communities in the dissemination process of hoaxes. She also explored the influence of social media in the formation of public opinion in online (Twitter) political conversations. Moreover, she collaborated with one of the main Italian banks to analyse their data with network analysis tools.

Her research interests are Network Science, Machine Learning, Data Mining and Visualisation.

Charles van den Heuvel

Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands

Charles van den Heuvel is Head of Department of History of Knowledge of the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and Professor of Digital Methods and History at the University of Amsterdam. He has a background in history of art, specialized in the history of town planning, fortification and architecture of the Early Modern Period (16th-17th Centuries) and worked in several cultural heritage institutions. Recent interests are digital humanities (in particular spatial humanities), history of knowledge (in particular the Digital Republic of Letters) and history of library and information sciences (in particular the history of classification).

Currently he is leading the Large Investment project funded by The Netherlands Science Organization (NWO): Golden Agents: Creative Industries and the Making of the Dutch Golden Age and the NWO - Smart Culture Big Data and Digital Humanities project: Virtual Interiors as Interfaces for Big Historical Data Research. Spatially Enhanced Publications of the Creative Industries of the Dutch Golden Age.

Georg Vogeler

ACDH-CH / Austrian Academy of Sciences / ZIM Graz University

Georg Vogeler studied Historical Auxiliary Sciences in Freiburg (Brsg.) and Munich. In 2002 he received his PhD with a study on late medieval tax registers of German territories and in 2016 the venia docendi for his Habilitationschrift on the use of the charters of Frederic II (1194-1250) by his contemporaries in Italy.

His research interests are in the field of late medieval administrative records, the diplomatics of the charters of Frederic second, digital diplomatics, digital edition and the application of semantic web technologies to humanities research questions. He has received several international grants in these fields.

Between 1997 and 2011, Georg Vogeler worked at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU, Chair for Auxiliary Sciences), and won a Fedor Lynen fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation for a stay at the Università del Salento in Lecce, and a research fellowship at the German Research Centre in Venice.

He has been employed at Graz University at the Zentrum für Informationsmodellierung – Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities since 2011 and started his full professor for Digital Humanities at Graz University in 2016.

Georg Vogeler is founding member of the Institut für Dokumentologie und Editor (http://www.i-d-e.de), technical director the monasterium-consortium (http://www.monasterium.net) and became a member of the board of directors of the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities in 2018.

Florian Windhager

Donau Universität Krems

Florian Windhager is a research associate and lecturer at the Department for Knowledge and Communication Management at Danube University Krems, Austria. His research revolves around methods and technologies to support cognition and communication with visual means. He currently works on visualization approaches to cultural collections, art history, and biography data. He holds a Master of Philosophy and worked in several research projects with a focus on the visualization of dynamic networks, patent data, conference dynamics, data journalism and cultural collections. Current publications and presentations at: https://www.donau-uni.ac.at/en/florian.windhager