Picturing Texts: A Workshop on the Value of Visualizations in the Humanities, 14 – 16 November 2013, University of Hamburg

Texts are often the primary objects of interest in literary studies and in the Humanities in general. Though it getting increasingly common to use computational methods for analyzing texts, methods of visualization could not yet prevail. This issue is subject to a workshop that is held within the frameworks of the TransCoop project

DCI – The Digital Commons Initiative

which is funded by the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Foundation. The workshop is organized by the DCI team in cooperation with the team of the eHumanities project heureCLÉA around Prof. Jan Christoph Meister. The invited academics from different countries and continents hold expertise in computer science, linguistics, literary studies, and historial science. Together, they will discuss how the results of textual analysis can fruitfully be processed through data visualization. The envisaged outcome of the workshop is to develop visualization-prototypes that are adjusted to the specifics of different types of text analytical research questions. This methodologically informed preselection of practical visualizations will enable newcomers to benefit from the value of visualizations.