Author: Anne Baillot

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…

Name it!

Letters and texts moved to Trier a while ago now. We feel very well taken care of in our new home. After getting everything to work and all, it was time to settle on a domain name – for good. We had difficulties deciding what to keep from the elements that matter…

Possessing books

The current debate on Open Access often weirdly focuses on the question whether we want to give in to the poor ethics of people who want books to disappear. First, it is not true; second, most of OA partisans have a huge personal book collection and third, what is it about possessing…

Migration: successful!

Our edition is now hosted by the Trier Center for Digital Humanities. The corpora have landed softly, the SVN is now operational (thanks to the technical team in Trier!) – in other words: we can get back to work on the edition. Boeckh and Euler are the ones who will be…

Why I still hate MS Word 18 years later

During the #dhd2016 conference as well as in the course of our study on research practices in the humanities, I could do nothing but note that MS Word remains one, if not the most important digital tool for today’s humanists (I mentioned it in this blogpost in French and in this…

You may say I’m a blogger

In half an hour time, my task will be to explain how you are supposed to blog properly (I have the pleasure and honor to give a workshop on scholarly blogging with Mareike König at the #DHd2016 pre-conference), which is somewhat weird since I feel like it is precisely what I…

Le nom et l’être

Dans ma timeline, il y a des gens qui se cachent derrière un pseudonyme: parfois je sais qui c’est, parfois je me dis que je devrais avoir reconnu les gens, mais je ne sais pas. Cela concerne finalement un nombre considérable de personnes avec qui j’échange. À tâtons, donc. Il y…

Intellectual genealogies – first draft of a model

Coming back from Vienna and a conference on poet and Shakespeare-translator Ludwig Tieck, I also sent my sole German paper on visualization of correspondences to the editor and am preparing to crash-write a paper on network visualization for the study of Henriette Herz (a follow-up to last summer’s conference, where Selma…