Marten Düring

Marten Düring
Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) · Digital History

PhD

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The automated enrichment of mass-digitised document collections using techniques such as text mining is becoming increasingly popular. Enriched collections offer new opportunities for interface design to allow data-driven and visualisation-based search, exploration and interpretation. Most such interfaces integrate close and distant reading and rep...
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We are happy to announce the publication of the third issue of the Journal of Historical Network Research (JHNR). JHNR publishes outstanding and original contributions which apply the theories and methodologies of social network analysis to historical research whilst respecting best practices in historical research. Articles in this issue cover t...
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After decades of large-scale digitization, many historical newspaper collections are just one click away via online portals developed and supported by various public or private stakeholders. Initially offering access to full text search and facsimiles visualization only, historic newspaper user interfaces are increasingly integrating advanced explo...
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This two-day event addressed both the theory and practice of digital hermeneutics. Day 1 had the format of a ‘traditional’ conference with sessions dedicated to the four key aspects of the concept of digital hermeneutics: source criticism, tool criticism, algorithmic criticism and interface criticism. Day 2 consisted of workshops where participants...
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The 5th DH Benelux Conference will take place on 6 – 8 June 2018 at the International Institute for Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and will be organised by the KNAW Humanities Cluster in Amsterdam. DH Benelux is an initiative that aims to further the collaboration between Digital Humanities activities in Belgium, The Netherland...
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The 5th DH Benelux Conference will take place on 6 – 8 June 2018 at the International Institute for Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and will be organised by the KNAW Humanities Cluster in Amsterdam. DH Benelux is an initiative that aims to further the collaboration between Digital Humanities activities in Belgium, The Netherland...
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Having good knowledge and comprehension of history is believed to be important for a variety of reasons. Microblogging platforms could offer good opportunities to study how and when people explicitly refer to the past, in which context such references appear and what purpose they serve. However, this area remains unexplored. In this paper we report...
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In line with global trends, historical records are increasingly available in forms that computer can process. These ever expanding records (such as scanned books, large-scale corpora, academic papers, maps, photos, audios, videos)---either digitally born or reconstructed through digitization pipelines---are too big to be read or viewed manually. Hi...
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Having good knowledge and comprehension of history is believed to be important for a variety of reasons. In this paper we report the initial results of a large scale exploratory analysis of history-focused references in microblogs based on 11-months long snapshot of Twitter data. The results of this study can be used for designing content recommend...
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In social network analysis, centrality measures are used to translate empirical and common sense observations of social behaviour into mathematical expressions. In order to assess how well an algorithm performs in conditions of imperfect data, researchers typically first select either a random or a realworld network, compute a variety of centrality...
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Soziale Beziehungen und die daraus entstehenden Netzwerke sind eine Konstante der Menschheitsgeschichte, die sozialen wie auch politischen Wandel ermöglicht. So ist der »Arabische Frühling« ohne die Berücksichtigung von Zusammenschlüssen sozialer Einheiten nicht vorstellbar. Die relationale Wissenschaft legt ihren Fokus auf solche Beziehungsstruktu...
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Soziale Beziehungen und die daraus entstehenden Netzwerke sind eine Konstante der Menschheitsgeschichte, die sozialen wie auch politischen Wandel ermöglicht. So ist der »Arabische Frühling« ohne die Berücksichtigung von Zusammenschlüssen sozialer Einheiten nicht vorstellbar. Die relationale Wissenschaft legt ihren Fokus auf solche Beziehungsstruktu...
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Network theories and methods have recently gained wide-spread attention. Graph visualizations look great and will easily grab the attention of any audience. However for those who are new to the field, there is a steep learning curve. Novices need to learn to master a variety of skills starting from network theory to systematic data collection, appr...
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Network visualizations are powerful albeit suggestive means to represent and explore complex relations between entities (people, words, places…) and have become increasingly popular in the humanities. In this article we briefly introduce the functionality of histoGraph, a technical demonstrator for the network-based analysis of photographs, survey...
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Die Potenziale der Netzwerkanalyse für die Geschichtswissenschaft sind ebenso bekannt wie deren Grenzen und Gefahren durch Fehlinterpretationen. Die Anwendung der historischen Netzwerkanalyse ist bisher vielfach gefordert, doch kaum umgesetzt worden. Eine direkte Übertragung aller Netzwerktheorien und Netzwerkmethoden in die Geschichtswissenschaft...
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Soziale Beziehungen und die daraus entstehenden Netzwerke sind eine Konstante der Menschheitsgeschichte, die sozialen wie auch politischen Wandel ermöglicht. So ist der »Arabische Frühling« ohne die Berücksichtigung von Zusammenschlüssen sozia-ler Einheiten nicht vorstellbar. Die relationale Wissenschaft legt ihren Fokus auf solche Beziehungsstrukt...
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Soziale Beziehungen und die daraus entstehenden Netzwerke sind eine Konstante der Menschheitsgeschichte, die sozialen wie auch politischen Wandel ermöglicht. So ist der »Arabische Frühling« ohne die Berücksichtigung von Zusammenschlüssen sozialer Einheiten nicht vorstellbar. Die relationale Wissenschaft legt ihren Fokus auf solche Beziehungsstruktu...
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Soziale Beziehungen und die daraus entstehenden Netzwerke sind eine Konstante der Menschheitsgeschichte, die sozialen wie auch politischen Wandel ermöglicht. So ist der »Arabische Frühling« ohne die Berücksichtigung von Zusammenschlüssen sozialer Einheiten nicht vorstellbar. Die relationale Wissenschaft legt ihren Fokus auf solche Beziehungsstruktu...
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Soziale Beziehungen und die daraus entstehenden Netzwerke sind eine Konstante der Menschheitsgeschichte, die sozialen wie auch politischen Wandel ermöglicht. So ist der »Arabische Frühling« ohne die Berücksichtigung von Zusammenschlüssen sozialer Einheiten nicht vorstellbar. Die relationale Wissenschaft legt ihren Fokus auf solche Beziehungsstruktu...
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Soziale Beziehungen und die daraus entstehenden Netzwerke sind eine Konstante der Menschheitsgeschichte, die sozialen wie auch politischen Wandel ermöglicht. So ist der »Arabische Frühling« ohne die Berücksichtigung von Zusammenschlüssen sozialer Einheiten nicht vorstellbar. Die relationale Wissenschaft legt ihren Fokus auf solche Beziehungsstruktu...
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Social Network Analysis concepts and methods are extremely powerful ways to describe complex social relations. The field however has developed their own their concepts, some of which require a little bit of translation. This cheat sheet should help with the … Continue reading →
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Network theories and methods have recently gained wide-spread attention. Graph visualizations look great and will easily grab the attention of any audience. However for those who are new to the field, there is a steep learning curve. Novices need to … Continue reading →
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We present a pilot project which combines the respective strengths of research practices in history, memory studies, and computational linguistics. We present a proof-of-concept workflow for the semi-automatic detection and linking of narratives referring to the same event based on references to location names. We rely on the interaction between hu...
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This paper describes ongoing work on the potential of simple centrality algorithms for the robust and low-cost exploration of non-curated text corpora. More specifically, this paper studies (1) a network of historical personalities created from co-occurrences in historical photographs and (2) a network created from co-occurrences of names in Wikipe...
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The 2nd HistoInformatics Workshop (http:// www. dl. kuis. kyoto-u. ac. jp/ histoinformatics 2014/ ) (the 2nd International Workshop on Computational History) was held in conjunction with the 6th International Conference on Social Informatics (Socinfo2014) in Barcelona, Spain on the 10th November 2014. The objective of the workshop is to provide for...
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histoGraph provides an integrated pipeline for the extraction of co-occurrence information in historical photos to build an exploreable social graph of relationships that can lead to new insights for historical research. The application leverages on the CUbRIK platform for human/machine computation and applies a hybrid approach to face-detection an...
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This paper describes the design and development of histoGraph, an interactive tool for explorative visualization and collaborative investigation of historical social networks from multimedia collections. Developed in an interdisciplinary collaboration of computer scientists, historians, HCI researchers and interface designers, the tool aims at supp...
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In this paper we report on an explorative study of the history of the twentieth century from a lexical point of view. As data, we use a diachronic collection of 270,000+ English-language articles har- vested from the electronic archive of the well-known Time Magazine (1923–2006). We attempt to automatically identify significant shifts in the vocabu...
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The breadth and scale of multimedia archives provides a tremendous potential for historical research that hasn't been fully tapped up to know. In this paper we want to discuss the approach taken by the History of Europe application, a demonstrator for the integration of human and machine computation that combines the power of face recognition techn...
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DHLU 2013 was co-organised by the Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l’Europe (CVCE), together with the Jean Monnet Chair in History of European Integration (University of Luxembourg, FLSHASE) and its research programme ‘Digital Humanities Luxembourg’ — DIHULUX (research unit Identités-Politiques- Sociétés-Espaces (IPSE)) as well as the Universi...
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he breadth and scale of multimedia archives provides a tremendous potential for historical research that hasn't been fully tapped up to know. In this paper we want to discuss the approach taken by the History of Europe applica- tion, a demonstrator for the integration of human and machine computation that combines the power of face recognition tech...
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The identification of relevant historical sources such as newspapers and letters and the extraction of information from them is an essential part of historical research. In this work, our aim is the detection of relevant primary sources with the goal to support researchers working on a specific historical event. We focus on the historical daily Dut...
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The metaphor of the network has been used since antiquity to describe the complexity of relations between social and material entities. More recently, "social network analysis" has developed into a complete academic concept for the analysis of social structures through a focus on relations between individuals. Many of the theories, methods, tools a...
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Este artículo explora la aplicabilidad del programa informático VennMaker para la investigación histórica. El artículo se apoya en dos casos de estudio de investigaciones históricas actuales orientadas a estudiar las redes y que cubren diferentes periodos de tiempo y distintas fuentes. La mayor ventaja de VennMaker es que invierte el proceso de rec...
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This paper explores the applicability of the software VennMaker to historical research. The paper draws on two case studies from current network-oriented historical research projects, covering different time periods and sources. VennMaker’s biggest advantage is that it inverts the process of data collection. While traditional software uses pre-code...

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Dynamic networks are of central interest when it comes to study historical, social or policy networks.This projects seeks to develop novel and innovative digital tools for dynamic network analysis for the statistical package R (www.r-project.org). The main objective is to create general, easy-to-use R tools based on the tidy data approach and suitable for all kind of projects in social sciences and the Humanities.
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The objective of the project "Media monitoring of the past. Mining 200 years of historical newspapers" is to enable critical text mining of newspaper archives with the implementation of a technological framework to extract, process, link, and explore data from print media archives. Supported by an interdisciplinary consortium composed of computational linguists, digital humanists, designers, historians, librarians and archivists, impresso (i.e. “what has been printed”) will tackle the challenges of content enrichment and data representation, visualization and analysis, completed by methodological and epistemological reflections. Expected outcomes include, among others, a set of natural language processing (NLP) tools dedicated to historical print media, visualization interfaces for active exploration and critical analysis of newspaper corpora in a transparent manner, as well as a digital history research project on resistance to European unification in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Project website: http://impresso-project.ch/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/impressoproject