"Development and Application of Category Systems for Text Research", February 17-18, 4th forTEXT expert workshop

While work on and with categories in the traditional humanities remains the exception rather than the rule and is limited to certain sub-disciplines, it is omnipresent in the Digital Humanities due to the influence of standards from the formal sciences. This omnipresence of category-system development in the Digital Humanities is in stark contrast to the lack of systematic reflection in this field of research: Which categories or which types of category systems are appropriate for (certain) objects in the humanities? What determines the validity and fruitfulness of categories in this field? Which – existing or new – procedures can be used to develop a category system?

The aim of the workshop is to identify – based on practical experience – the requirements that arise in the context of digital humanities projects for the development, organization, presentation, documentation, application, testing and further development of category systems.

For more infomation see https://fortext.net/news/2021/category-systems

Registration is open: https://t1p.de/xycz


Wednesday, 17.02.2021, 1:30–5:00 pm

1.30–2:00 pm:
Introduction (Evelyn Gius, Janina Jacke; Technical University of Darmstadt)

2:00–3:30 pm:
Session 1 (Chair: Maria Hinzmann, University of Trier)
Matthias Preis, Friedrich-Wilhelm Summann (Bielefeld University):

Medienverbünde digital explorieren. Strategien der Datenmodellierung und -visualisierung (Exploring media networks digitally. Strategies of data modelling and visualisation) [talk in German]

Stefan Heßbrüggen-Walter, Jörg Walter (HSE University, Moscow; Velbert):
Subject Indexing Early Modern Dissertations: Towards a Methodology for ML-based Text Classification Using Metadata


4:00–5:30 pm:
Session 2 (Chair: Lina Franken; University of Hamburg)
Johanna Drucker (UCLA – University of California, LA):

Time Frames: Graphic representations of temporality

Audrey Alejandro (LSE – London School of Economics and Political Science):
From social sciences to text research: problematising categories as a reflexive approach to improve analytical work

Thursday, 18.02.2021, 9:00 am–1:00pm

9:00–10:30 am:
Session 3 (Chair: Berenike Herrmann; University of Basel / Free University of Berlin)
Julia Nantke, Nils Reiter (University of Hamburg, University of Cologne):

Computational Approaches to Intertextuality: Possibilities and Pitfalls

Federico Pianzola (University of Milano-Bicocca / Sogang University, South Korea):
Fandom metadata on AO3 and their use for literary research


11:00–12:30 am:

Session 4 (Chair: Marcus Müller, Technical University of Darmstadt)
Itay Marienberg-Milikowsky, Ophir Münz-Manor (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Open University of Israel):

Visualization of Categorization: How to See the Wood and the Trees

Silke Schwandt, Juliane Schiel (Bielefeld University, Vienna University):
“Slavery, Coercion and Work” - How to overcome a Eurocentric language in Labour History? Gemeinsames Annotieren zur Entwicklung einer gemeinsamen Sprache im Projekt “Worlds of Related Coercions in Work (Cost Action 18205)” [talk in German]

12:30 am–1:00 pm: Wrap up discussion (Evelyn Gius, Janina Jacke; Technical University of Darmstadt)