In November 2018, the research project “DisHist – People with Disabilities in the GDR” started. The project consists of three scientific subprojects on families with disabled children (1), mobility techniques and built environment (2), and the staging of disabilities in GDR media (3). Another subproject, together with the scientific subprojects, prepares the research results for people with and without disabilities and makes sources and historical background accessible to them.
Starting in 1853, ‘Die Gartenlaube’ from Leipzig successfully turned an illustrated magazine into an early mass medium with serial storytelling… a German-language family newspaper in the 19th century. Digitized, transcribed and made openly accessible, the project ‘Die Datenlaube’ uses Linked Open Data today for storytelling with metadata in project communication.
Public Humanities, Digital Humanities, Public Digital Humanities and Citizen Science – these are one and the same thing that simply goes by many names, right? …
I love social media. And I use social media intensively and in its full range: I have my own blog (fussballlinguistik.de), am author and editorial team member of a collaborative science blog (lingdrafts.hypotheses.org), have a Twitter account (or several, see below), produce various podcasts, maintain an Instagram account and a YouTube channel about the professorship, and then there is also TikTok. I have only given up Facebook, because nothing (more) happens here that interests me.
Citizen Science – or in our case Citizen Humanities – lives from the Citizens, who participate in projects. However, motivating them to participate in the same is not that easy. Therefore, this blogpost gives a small insight into previous studies on the motivation of Citizen Scientists on the one hand, but also reports on personal experiences in linguistic Citizen Science projects.
With the emergence of the social web (also known as Web 2.0) more than 15 years ago, the Internet can no longer be used merely to distribute information, but actually to help shape content. This has decisively changed the social communication culture, especially that of science. On the one hand, this is expressed by services specifically geared to the scientific community (such as zenodo, Humanities Commons), but on the other hand also in the presence of scientists on the commonly used social media platforms.
Finally it starts! In the newspapers, it’s slowly getting to be the infamous summer slump, but we’re just getting started. In the coming weeks and months (until the end of September/beginning of October), you will find a new blog post here every Monday at 11 a.m. that will take you into the vastness of the Public Humanities.