Author: Anne Baillot

Adding sound

My first classes are online! – after a somewhat discouraging start, I got the whole system wo…

I hate grading – but still

I have always hated grading. It has always felt like a total misunderstanding of what teachers are …

A Neighbour’s Tree like Totoro’s

On the street side of the house, it almost looks like on the very, very hot days, when everyone avo…

Two Minutes To Lockdown

At 7:58 PM yesterday, two minutes from the official announcement of a lockdown of the whole country…

How I became a feminist

TW: The following contains allusions to rape in a literary text. A story of self-censorship A few y…

Le plus beau papier cuisson du monde – premiers pas aux archives municipales du Mans

La première séance de travail en archives pour le projet « Sortir de la guerre (1919-1930) » a permis de réunir des étudiants germanistes d’études européennes (Elsa Courio, Adrien Le Guen, Chloé Lochet, Chloé Samson) et d’humanités numériques (Mélissa Emorine, Ludovic Gervais) aux archives municipales de la ville du Mans. Les thèmes…

Like a caramel pudding, somehow

As promised in an earlier post, I would like to start a series of blogposts on different didactical …

Teachings

Compared to my professional activity of the past years, there turns out to be plenty of valuable experience that I can rely on – certainly more than I thought at first. Team management, project management, administration, international relationships, networking on different scales, opening eyes and ears to new cooperations and…

The energy of despair, the energy of passion

Two weeks to the first time a PhD candidate I tutored defends her PhD. Four days until summer term starts. One week to the March for Science. Is it a beginning or an end? It is, in any case, a moment of some quiet before a surge of energy. Preparing, hoping, wondering. Will…

Families, I do not hate you

For the third time since I started the project “Berlin intellectuals 1800-1830”, great luck has come to me from descendants’ families. Unexpectedly, material turns out to be recoverable. Letters – answers to other letters we have edited in Letters and Texts – happen not to be lost after all. They are in…

OPEN – Contribution to the AGATE Workshop January 16th, 2017

This is the text of my contribution to the Workshop “Open – Connective – Sustainable” Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear President Hatt, Dear Academy Representatives & Guests, I am honored and happy to have this opportunity to respond to Ulrike Wuttke and by doing so to proceed with the opening session…

Fight for gold, excommunications and vampires: a day in the life at Gut Siggen

While the conference (which I also mentioned in my previous post) is aiming at a manifesto-esque text production on the future of digital scholarly publishing, I had to leave this morning and promised a contribution in the form of a blogpost. The following hence recapitulates the content of my presentation of…

By the sea

After the TEI Conference in Vienna and the ESTS/DiXiT conference in Antwerp, I am now staying at Gut Siggen for a conference (rather: work session) on digital scholarly publications this week. It took me a while to find a spot with stable internet access between these thick, old walls but…

The de facto standard

There is this hate/love affaire between DH and the TEI, which seems to me to be best expressed in the way DH scholars call the TEI the “de facto standard”. It’s not the standard you’d wish, but it is recommended, especially by the funding agencies who give money to DH projects. Also,…

Cultural Heritage Data Reuse Charter: the Poster to the concept!

The Data Reuse Charter is moving to a new stage. The mockup has evolved and we have a beautiful poster (realised by Sophia Zeil) to show you what this is about. Enjoy and don’t hesitate to ask questions! The Poster (by September 29, 2016) – CC-BY 4.0