Daniel Burckhardt joined the GHI in 2018 as a Technical Developer for the DFG-funded relaunch of German History in Documents and Images. He received a diploma in Mathematics from ETH Zurich and a M.A. in the History of Science of Technology from TU Berlin. He held positions in various Digital History projects such as H-Soz-Kult, Pictorial Atlas: Art in the GDR and Key Documents of German-Jewish History. Recent research comprises digital editions, social network analysis, distant reading and visualization methods.
Andreas Fickers is Professor for Contemporary and Digital History and founding Director of the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH), the third Interdisciplinary Centre of the University of Luxembourg. His research focuses on European history of technology (mainly communication technologies), transnational and intermedial media history, experimental media archaeology, digital history and hermeneutics, and transmedia storytelling in history. Current research projects include “Popular Culture Transnational in the Long Sixties”, “Doing Experimental Media Archaeology”, and the Doctoral Training Unit on “Digital History and Hermeneutics”. He is editor-in-chief of the multilayered Journal of Digital History and co-author of Communicating Europe: Technologies, Information, Events (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2019).
Torsten Hiltmann is Professor of Digital History at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. His research focuses on the integration of machine learning and semantic web technologies into historical scholarship, the epistemological transformation of historical research through the application of digital methods, and digital method criticism. Medievalist by training, his use cases come primarily (but not exclusively) from the history of the Middle Ages, with a particular emphasis on visual communication in the late Middle Ages and the beginning of the early modern period. After positions in Dresden, Paris and Münster, he joined HU Berlin in 2020, where he leads the research project “Coats of Arms in Practice”, which is currently developing an ontology for medieval heraldry and its use in different contexts. He is also co-spokesperson of the NFDI consortium initiative 4Memory and a member of the steering committee of the Data for History consortium.
Jana Keck is Research Fellow and Head of Digital History at the German Historical Institute (GHI) since 2020. She coordinates the GHI’s project “Migrant Connections,” a digital research infrastructure for German-American History, which is also part of a larger international initiative “COESO”, in which several citizen science projects work together to exchange ideas about connecting research and the society. Her PhD project “Text Mining America’s German-Language Newspapers, 1830-1940: Processing Ger(wo)manness” received the first Peter Haber Prize for Digital History at the “53. Deutscher Historikertag“ (53. German Historian’s Day) by the “Verband für Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands“ (Association for Historians in Germany). Her research is at the intersection of Digital History and Data Feminism.
Mills Kelly is a Professor of History and the Director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. He is the recipient of various state, national, and international awards for his work in the digital humanities, including most recently the Gutenberg Teaching Award from the University of Mainz. Kelly is the host of The Green Tunnel podcast and is currently leading a multi-institutional digital humanities project involving the National Museum of African American History and Culture and five historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).
Simone Lässig is a cultural and social historian of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her research has focused on Jewish history, religion and religiosity, philanthropy and patronage, and memory cultures and the politics of memory. Simone Lässig has done work on educational media and she is particularly interested in digital history.
Atiba Pertilla is a research fellow and digital editor at the German Historical Institute in Washington, where he is manager of the project “Mobile Lifeworlds in German-American Letters.” He is also a co-convener of the Digital Cultural Heritage DC Meetup. He received his Ph.D. in history from New York University; in addition to digital history his research interests include financial history, the history of knowledge, and the history of migration.