Digitale Geschichte und Historiographie

Learning about digital editing in Trier – a field trip

Learning about digital editing in Trier – a field trip
The members of the DTU-DHH were welcomed by fellow Digital Humanists at the Trier Center for Digital Humanities. Two things everybody knew after our stay: who Arthur Schnitzler was and what the German word “Brötchen” means!

Seventeen researchers from Luxembourg’s Doctorial Training Unit DHH set off to visit their colleagues at their partner institution Trier Center for Digital Humanities last Thursday. Arriving by car pools and by public bus the Luxembourg team consisting of PhD students, Post-Doc researcher and supervisors from the fields of history, computer science, design studies and philosophy were welcomed by eleven colleagues from Trier.

The introductory presentation of Dr Thomas Burch was addressing the working fields of the TCDH and clearly proved the staff’s long-term expertise in processing, analysing and linking big text corpora and creating digital editions. The Trier Center focuses especially on inter-institutional links and has created a virtual research environment FuD for large-scale collaborations.

Frank Queens later demonstrated how the works of Arthur Schnitzler are preserved in collaboration with Cambridge University Library. He explained in detail how the newly developed tool transcribo helps to transcribe and edit the big corpus for the digital edition.

Over lovingly prepared German Brötchen we later discussed how work flows differ between the long established Trier Center and the C²DH as ‘upcomer’ in the scientific field and how we can further develop the mutually beneficial partnership.

We invited our hosts back to Belval and we are keen to show them some aspects of our work.