Active in Strong Associations
Cooperation Makes Us Strong
We work with a number of local initiatives, some of which will be mentioned in the following text. The TCDH contributes to the research profile area of digitization at the University of Trier. In the joint research project “Mining and Modeling Text”, we work together with Computer Science, Legal Studies, German Studies, Romance Studies and Computational Linguistics. The virtual research environment “FuD” was developed in a cooperation between the TCDH and the Research Center Europe (FZE) and is now offered and further developed by the TCDH in cooperation with “Service Center eSciences”. With the project “Wine Labels in transition”, we participate in the “Cultural Heritage Studies Trier” (CHeST) initiative.
The TCDH is also strongly networked throughout Germany through various cooperations. For example, we are involved in the joint project DARIAH-DE or CLARIAH-DE, and we have also established the “Trier Dictionary Network”, in which a large number of the academies participate. In addition to our cooperation with the Academies of Sciences and Humanities in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Göttingen, Heidelberg, Leipzig, Mainz and Munich, we also work with relevant university, state, city and central libraries, for example in Berlin, Bonn, Detmold, Dresden, Frankfurt, Göttingen, Hamburg, Munich, Saarbrücken and Trier. We also look back on many years of cooperation with archives, museums and non-university research institutions, such as the German Literature Archive in Marbach, the Goethe and Schiller Archive in Weimar, the Heinrich Heine Institute in Düsseldorf, the Sprengel Museum in Hanover, the GRIMMWELT in Kassel and the Institute for the German Language in Mannheim.
A central component of successful research work is international networking in order to promote the exchange of scientific approaches, methods and findings with experts worldwide and to make our research visible. The TCDH is therefore active in a number of international collaborative projects, including the “European Lexicographic Infrastructure” (ELEXIS), the COST Action “Distant Reading for European Literary History” and the “Computational Literary Studies Infrastructure” project. We also work with international partners on numerous projects, for example in the “Johann Caspar Lavater Edition”, the “Arthur Schnitzler Digital” project or the “Multimedia Yasna Project”.
The center with its directors Prof Dr Claudine Moulin and Prof Dr Christof Schöch as well as its executive directors Dr Claudia Bamberg and Dr Thomas Burch has a worldwide network of specialists and experts in the humanities, research institutions and in cultural and educational institutions.
We are involved in international committees:
- in the association of Digital Humanities in the German-speaking countries (DHd), the European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH) and the French-speaking Association Humanistica
- in the international infrastructure projects CLARIN-D and DARIAH-DE
- in the organisations Federation of Stylometry Labs (FoSL), Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), International TUSTEP User Group (ITUG), centerNet (international network of digital humanities centers).
As recognized reviewers and experts, our employees are pioneering in the development of research on all aspects of Digital Humanities.