Digital History in Germany: Challenges, Chances, Developments

Guest Lecture

Oct 10 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Center for Digital Humanities
Firestone Library, Floor B
Digital History in Germany: Challenges, Chances, Developments
This presentation will give an overview of recent developments in  
Germany in the field of digital history as part of the digital humanities. 
It will not only address themes, tendencies and existing structures, 
but will also reflect on the institutional future and the political 
framing when it comes to challenges in the field of digital humanities 
– like funding, questions of sustainability, citizen science, or 
interdisciplinary and transnational cooperation in a European and 
trans-Atlantic context. It will demonstrate cutting edge developments 
on the example of a portal that combines history, art history, digital 
heritage, and virtual reconstruction.

Peter Haslinger is professor for the history of Eastern Europe at 
Justus-Liebig-University Giessen and director of the Herder-Institute 
for Historical Research on East Central Europe, an institute of the 
Leibniz-Association. Until recently, he was also chair of the working 
group for digital history in the realm of the German Historian’s 
This event is sponsored in part by the CDH Slavic DH Working Group.