Program

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Hybrid: Keynotes, Workshops
Virtual: Poster Session
Non-hybrid: Panel

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Friday, Conference Day IISaturday, Conference Day III

Thursday, June 2, 2022, Conference Day I

08:30 – 09:30

Conference Registration

09:30 – 10:00

Welcome, Simone Lässig, GHI Washington
(Reading Room/Seminar Room/ Hybrid)

10:00 – 11:00

Keynote I: “Table for One: Anecdotes on the Cultures and Challenges of Data(fication) for Historians,” Zoe LeBlanc, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, School of Informatics, USA (Reading Room/Seminar Room/ Hybrid)
Chair: Zephyr Frank, Stanford University, USA

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break (GHI)

11:30 – 01:00

Workshop Session A
I: “People, Datasets, and Slavery Studies: Enslaved.org,” Daryle Williams, University of California, Riverside, Walter Hawthorne, Michigan State University, Kristina Poznan, University of Maryland, Catherine Foley, Michigan State University, and Alicia Sheill, Michigan State University, USA (Seminar Room/Hybrid)
II: “DataScribe: Transcribing Structured Historical Data,” Jessica Otis, Greta Swain, and Megan Brett, and Daniel Howlett, George Mason University, USA (Reading Room/ Hybrid)

01:00 – 02:30

Lunch Break (GHI)

02:30 – 04:00

Panel I: “Merging Datasets from Different Archives” (Seminar Room/Reading Room/Hybrid)
Chair: Jessica Otis, George Mason University, USA
· “Introducing EncycNet: Graph-based Modeling of 19th Century German Encyclopedic Knowledge,” Andreas Witt, University of Cologne & IDS Mannheim, and Thora Hagen and Fotis Jannidis, Würzburg University, Germany
· “From Primary Sources to Research Results: How Datafication Transforms Historical Research on the Han Empire,” Yunxin Li, Stanford University, USA
· “Creating Datasets from Disparate Digital Archives: 18th Century Colonial American Merchant Networks,” Jeremy Land, University of Helsinki, Finland and Werner Scheltjens, Univerity of Bamberg, Germany

04:00 – 04:30

Coffee Break (GHI)

04:30 – 05:30

Panel Il: “How to Deal with Biased or Incomplete Data(sets)?” (Seminar Room/Reading Room/Hybrid)
Chair: Meghan Ferriter, Library of Congress Labs, USA
· “Past Data of the Environment: How to Write a Data-Driven Environmental History of the 19th Century?” Martin Schmitt, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany
· “Mind the Gap! Graph-based Modelling of Incompleteness in Historical Sources Using the Example of Medieval Armorials on Murals,” Philipp Schneider, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Friday, June 3, 2022, Conference Day II

10:00 – 11:00

Keynote II: “What’s in a Footnote? Datafication and the Consequences for Quality Control in Historical Scholarship,” Pim Huijnen, Utrecht University, Netherlands (Reading Room/Seminar Room/ Hybrid)
Chair: Torsten Hiltmann, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 – 01:00

Panel III: “Case Studies for Research Data Management in the Historical Humanities” (Seminar Room/Reading Room/Hybrid)
Chair: Jennifer Serventi, National Endowment for the Humanities, USA  
· “FAIRification of Research Data Mawittde Easy with the Geovistory Toolbox and OntoME,” David Knecht, KleioLab GmbH, Switzerland, and Francesco Beretta, Université de Lyon, France
· “The Conflicting Digital Legacies of James Carnegie-Arbuthnott, Jacobite Sheriff of Forfarshire: Practicing Safe Datafication of Historical Personae in Prosopographical Databases,” Darren Layne, The Jacobite Database of 1745, USA
· “‘Two Days Later, our Unit was Moved from Athens to Corinth.’ The Datafication of the German Occupation of Greece during the Second World War an its Challenges,” Valentin Schneider, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Greece

01:00 – 02:30

Lunch Break

02:30 – 04:00

Panel IV : “Turning Analog Into Digital Data: Opportunities for Transregional Research” (Seminar Room/Reading Room/Hybrid)
Chair: Katharina Hering, German Historical Institute, USA
· “Between Repression and War: Looking for Overlaps in Russia’s largest XX Century Prosopographical Databases,” Daniil Skorinkin, University of Potsdam, Germany
· “The Challenges of Building a Transnational Database for 18th and 19th Century Legal and Notarial Records,” Clemente Penna, Mecila – Maria Sibylla Merian Center Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America, Brazil
· “Datafication of a Historical Return Migration Movement within the ‘ReMigra’-project: Critical Reflections on Reusable Work Cycles for Small Scale Digitization Efforts,” Eva Pfanzelter, University of Innsbruck, Austria

04:00 – 04:30

Coffee Break

04:30 – 06:00

Panel V : “Research with the Public: Crowdsourced Datafication” (Seminar Room/Reading Room/Hybrid)
Chair: Atiba Pertilla, German Historical Institute, USA
· “Development Trajectories of Female Employment over Time (19th/20th century). A Source-Critical Analysis of User-Generated Research Data,” Katrin Moeller and Georg Fertig, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
· “Out into the Crowd – Back into the Archives: Datafication and the Representation of Persecuted Individuals in one of the Largest Archival Collections on Nazi Persecution,” Katharina Menschick and Kim Dresel, Arolsen Archives-International Center on Nazi Persecution, Germany
· “Value Beyond Labor: Datafication and Crowdsourcing Volunteers,” Abby Shelton, Library of Congress , USA

07:00

Conference Dinner

Saturday, June 4, 2022, Conference Day III

09:00 – 10:30

Virtual Poster Session
Chair: Emily Kühbauch, German Historical Institute, USA
(1) “Mapping Mobility in Slavery and Freedom: The Ethical Issues and Methodological Process of Datafying Slavery’s Archive,” Laura Brannan, George Mason University, USA
(2) “Correlates of State Formation in Central Europe – A Relational Spatio-Temporal Database on Longue Durée State Formation Processes from the End of the Thirty Years War to the End of the German Wars of Unification (1648–1871),” Heiko Brendel, University of Passau, Germany
(3) “Hero? Volunteer? Traitor? Depends on the Data: Datafication in Wartime and Post-War Sources in Luxembourg,” Nina Janz, University of Luxembourg, Luxemburg
(4) “Excavating the Newspaper Navigator Dataset,” Benjamin Lee, University of Washington, USA
(5) “Machines Reading Maps: Finding and Understanding Text on Maps,” Katherine McDonough, The Alan Turing Institute, UK
(6) “Datafication as the Basis for Quantitative Analyses of Historical Sources? Stylometric Text Analysis in the Historical Sciences,” Jan Rohden, German Research Foundation, Germany, and Jörg Hörnschemeyer, German Historical Institute Rome, Italy
(7) “The Slaughterhouse of Science: Turning Scientific Leftovers into Historical Data,” Alina Volynskaya, EPFL, Switzerland

10:30 – 11:00

Virtual Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30

Workshop Session B
I: “Beyond 2022,” Sarah Hendriks, David Brown, Fabrizio Orlandi, and Gary Munnelly, Trinity College Dublin, The National Archives, UK (Lecture Hall/Hybrid)
II: “Introduction to HistText – an Integrated Framework for the Datafication of Massive, Multilingual Digital Corpora,” Cécile Armand and Christian Henriot, Aix Marseille University, France (Seminar Room/ Hybrid)
III: “From Text to Data – Digital Methods with Nopaque,” Laura Niewöhner and Patrick Jentsch, University of Bielefeld, Germany (Reading Room/ Hybrid)

12:30 – 01:30

Lunch Break (F)

01:30 – 03:00

Panel VI: “Methodologies of Datafication” (Seminar Room/Reading Room/Hybrid)
Chair: Daniel Burckhardt, German Historical Institute, USA
· “Quo Vadis, Cartographic Source Edition? The Struggle for Datafication in the European Historic Towns Atlas,” Daniel Stracke, Institut für vergl. Städtegeschichte, Germany
· “On These Grounds: Designing an Event Ontology to Describe the Lived Experiences of Enslaved People Who Labored for Colleges and Universities,” Sharon Leon, Michigan State University, USA
· “Datafication & Graphing Using the Historical Records of Post-WWII War Crimes Trials in Asia and the Pacific: The Case of the War Crimes Documentation Initiative (WCDI) Lab at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa,” Peter Bushell, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, USA

03:00 – 03:30

Coffee Break

03:30 – 05:00

Panel VII: “How to Create Sustainable Digital Projects” (Seminar Room/Reading Room/Hybrid)
Chair: Elizabeth Murice Alexander, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), USA
· “Transforming Information into Data: A Case Study of Reusing a Rich Data Source for a New Research Project,” Vanessa Hannesschlaeger, German Literature Archive Marbach, Germany
· “Data Disillusionment: Confessions of a Project Leader,” Joëlle Weis, University of Trier, Germany
· “Digital History Advanced Research Projects Accelerator (DHARPA) – Software Demonstration: Data Creation, Analysis, and Critical Reflection,” Helena Jaskov, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

05:00

Conference Closing, Andreas Fickers, Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH), Luxembourg (Seminar Room/Reading Room/Hybrid)