Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH)
This Centre will serve to coordinate, arrange and further develop research, teaching, and infrastructure activities at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen as well as applications in the field of Digital Humanities. The term Digital Humanities here designates the methodology and the practice of analysis, semantic cross-linking and long-term preservation of accessibility of digital corpora in all humanities and social science disciplines, of texts from musical notes to archaeological artefacts, from social science data about behavioural patterns to virtual worlds. Digitale Texte, digitale Bibliotheken und neue Medien gehören zu den Forschungsgegenständen vieler Geisteswissenschaften wie der Germanistik. Das GCDH unterstützt eResearch-Vorhaben in den Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften z. B. mit dem Aufbau von Virtuellen Forschungsumgebungen oder die Etablierung von Gridtechnologien auch in den Textwissenschaften.http://www.gcdh.de/en/
xmlui.Mirage2.DIM-type-View Document Abstract2015This paper presents a joint project of the Humboldt Chair of Digital Humanities at the University of Leipzig, the Perseus Digital Library at Tufts University, and the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies to produce a new open series of Greek and Latin fragmentary authors. Such authors are lost and their works are preserved only thanks to quotations and text reuses in later texts. The project is undertaking two tasks: (1) the digitization of paper editions of fragmentary works with links to the source texts from which the fragments have been extracted; (2) the production of born-digital editions of fragmentary works. The ultimate goals are the creation of open, linked, machine-actionable texts for the study and advancement of the field of Classical textual fragmentary heritage and the development of a collaborative environment for crowdsourced annotations. These goals are being achieved by implementing the Perseids Platform and by encoding the Fragmenta Historicorum Graecorum, one of the most important and comprehensive collections of fragmentary authors.
MonographView Document AbstractAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE): Göttingen, 2014This paper showcases development on a digital learning environment built for users interested in ancient languages. The environment adopts a two-pronged approach: first, it assesses user progress during the language learning phase by using exercises such as treebanking and alignment; then, it offers users the opportunity to contribute their own annotated data. This paper provides a description of user testing conducted by the eLearning team in order to understand how these methods affect user engagement and persistence. The results of user testing showed higher user engagement and retention rates when compared to a more traditional quizzing method.