Author: Anne Baillot

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

César Salade

Ca a dégainé vite, quand BFM-TV a mal retranscrit un discours de Bruno Le Maire et transformé « Les femmes » en « Nos femmes » dans un livetweet d’un discours tenu par ce dernier. Le feu a pris à grande vitesse, la polémique s’est embrasée avant d’avoir eu le temps de dire ouf,…

Thinking & drafting & drafting & drafting

In the midst of developing work on the Data Re-Use Charter I mentioned in the previous post, I am discovering a new way of developing ideas, which does not involve taking notes, reading long books, and writing complex argumentations. While the first idea of the Charter was tending towards a final product that…

Lost in Digitization? Go to the Data Re-Use Charter!

The realization of the DARIAH Data Re-Use Charter, which was not much more than a nice idea last March, has gained momentum over the past weeks. With increased manpower, we hope to have the actual Charter up and running about a year after the idea was first drafted and presented. I…

Shadow in the night (bliss)

I had the pleasure, honour, happiness, you name it, to print my PhD candidate’s works today to put them in my holiday luggage. And for two of them, I had to actually bind them in order for the leaves to stay together. The progress of their scholarly work is reaching a new…

L’arbre qui cache l’aphorisme

Plantés en forêt, version amazonienne toutes espèces confondues, Brexit, Euro de football, été pourri, attentats, conventions républicaine et démocrate, les événements remplissent twitter. C’est dru, c’est dense, on s’y oriente à peine. Il faut une bonne boussole et de quoi élaguer. Mais que cherché-je ici? L’explication des sirènes de pompier au…

Les miettes du monde (liar, liar, pants on fire)

Alors que Twitter devient pour beaucoup d’entre nous une source d’informations parmi d’autres, on dirait bien que les garde-fous ont été oubliés au passage. Les miettes d’information s’amoncellent en montagnes de désinformation. Avons-nous à ce point désappris à mettre en question, à vérifier, à interroger, pour que la masse suffise à…

Another way of looking at last week

After writing my last post, I thought it would have deserved a mention of what last week was made of apart from the work I had to catch on. So here goes, for completeness’ sake – I sent in my habilitation on Friday last week and came across my children’s school…

On St John’s Day

There is writing and there is making readable. The difference between both is about the time that elapsed since my last post, in which I fine-tuned the main part of the habilitation document, added bibliographical references, wrote conclusion and introduction, added illustrations, etc. Last week, at long last, I could…

Laudatio ad “Manifesto Corpus” #dhpreis16

(dies ist der Text meiner Laudatio vom 7. Juni 2016, gehalten an der BBAW aus Anlass der Verleihung des Berliner Digital Humanities-Preises 2016) Meine sehr verehrten Damen und Herren, es ist mir ein großes Vergnügen, Ihnen dieses Jahr den Gewinner des 1. Berliner Digital Humanities-Preises vorstellen und ans Herz legen…