Seminar 2018


Seminar 2018
Image: Sander Muenster
Digital Humanities Certificate Program

- Program start in fall 2021 - seminars already completed are creditable -

The Digital Humanities certificate program is designed to provide advanced students in the humanities with an application-oriented parallel qualification. This includes basic informatics competencies as well as project-related applications of Digital Humanities:

Basic informatics competencies

  • Knowledge of basic concepts and applications of programming
  • Knowledge of types, functions and applications of databases
  • Knowledge of concepts, procedures and methods of computer modeling and software engineering
  • Knowledge of concepts and functionalities of web technologies

Applications of the Digital Humanities

  • Knowledge of the epistemic location and application fields of the Digital Humanities,
  • Acquisition of competencies to independently plan, implement and evaluate the digital treatment of topics in the humanities and cultural studies,
  • Acquisition of practice-relevant knowledge for the conception and the application of third-party funded projects in the Digital Humanities.

The degree in the Digital Humanities certificate program qualifies students, when combined with a suitable master's or doctoral program, for the application of diverse and complex tasks either in the field of digital humanities as well as in collection, research, and outreach contexts after a corresponding period of familiarization in professional practice.

Scope: 30 ECTS credit points

Duration of study: 2 semesters

Weitere InformationenExternal link

Winter semester 2020/21

Research Colloquium: Current Methods in the Digital Humanities

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Sander Münster, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Sina Zarrieß, apl. Prof. Dr. Robert Gramsch-Stehfest
Fri 12 - 2 pm | Online

Digital Humanities is a young and nevertheless already very broad field at the interface of the humanities and computer science, dealing with a lot more than the digitization of data in the humanities. For example, in linguistics, literature and history, methods from AI and language technology are used to model humanities questions based on texts. Methods from image processing or geoinformatics also find various fields of application, for example, in the historical and art sciences. The colloquium is designed as a "ring seminar" where, after a short introduction, a research topic from the DH is discussed each week which provides the participants with an overview of the DH as a research field. It also equips participants with the practical and methodological approaches that computer scientists and humanities scholars use to work in the DH and especially to collaborate with each other. The colloquium has no prerequisites and explicitly addresses both computer scientists and humanities scholars from different disciplines.

The research-oriented colloquium is intended for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows who:

  • Are interested in learning about the breadth of DH,
  • want to present their Digital Humanities research and work areas and receive feedback
  • would like to get an idea of practical fields of application,
  • wish to develop ideas for project and graduate work,
  • want to exchange ideas with other Digital Humanists

The colloquium will be supervised by Digital Humanities professors - in addition to contributions from colloquium participants, guest lectures by domain experts are planned.


Seminar: Basics of Computer Science for Humanities Students

Dr. des. Dipl.-Inf. René Smolarski
Fr 10 - 12 Uhr | Online

The seminar aims at teaching basic computer science skills relevant for the Digital Humanities with the goal of increasing the communication and cooperation skills of students from the humanities in Digital Humanities projects. The seminar focuses on questions of software engineering and software modeling as well as on basic knowledge of the functionality and application of databases and elicitation languages (XML/TEI). The course is part of the certificate program "Digital Humanities" which is currently under construction and will take place on Fridays from 10:00 to 12:00 in a digital format. Registration via FriedolinExternal link is requested.

Seminar / Workshop:

Horizon Europe - Next EU Research and Innovation Framework Programme: Key Features and Participation Strategies

Dr. Selda Ulutas-Aydogan
We 10 - 14 Uhr | Online

The seminar aims to introduce the Horizon Europe Programme as the new EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation to be implemented between 2021-2027. The objective is to train and prepare participants to be fit for engaging Horizon Europe. Out of this Seminar the participants are expected to emerge with a draft Horizon Europe Action Plan tailored for their own needs and perspectives of research and innovation.

The seminar is dedicated to provide information to participants on key components and programmes of the Horizon Europe. Besides, it aims to train the participants on finding and analyzing specific funding opportunities (calls) published under Horizon Europe.  The principles and guidelines for formulating project ideas, networking, partnering are introduced to equip the participants with necessary skills and approaches. Moreover, basics of developing/taking part in a consortium and preparing a proposal are taught in this seminar.  

The seminar is built on 2 Modules. The first Module entails the informative part where the above mentioned aspects are introduced via cases and examples. The second Module entails one-to-one interaction separately (through online means) with researchers and research teams. This is to handle their specific needs and questions in a tailored way and help them to build their own Horizon Europe Action Plan.  The officers from Service Center Research and Transfer of the University will also join to one-to-one meetings to be held in the second module to provide their support to researchers and their teams. Individual meetings with the participants/participant groups will be scheduled and organized separately each week following the completion of the first Module.

If this sounds interesting for you and your team; please visit and get registered via the FriedolinExternal link. I do attach the description of the seminar as well to this e-mail.

For any kind of inquiries these would appear about the seminar content and participation please contact with Dr. Selda Ulutas Aydogan (, the instructor of this seminar.

Summer semester 2020


  • Prof. Dr. Sander Münster
    Digital Humanities
    Fr 10 - 12 Uhr | Online
    Exam date: ?