The workshop was held to explore possible interactions between digital texts, the graphdata-model, scholarly editionsand the semantic web. Invited speakers from the DaSCH Team: Tobias Schweizer, Sepideh Alassi (University of Basel – Digital Humanities Lab). more

Digital texts processed by machines are linear strings of characters, but in most research activities in the Humanities (philology, linguistics, corpus-based analysis, cultural heritage, etc.) we store them in databasesand we add markupto the text, that is a kind of intelligence made computable thanks to the use of widespread data-models, formats and standards.

In the last decades, the popularity of graphdata-models has increased, in accordance with the semantic webproposition and the development of standards such as RDF and OWL. Graph databases, in the form of triple stores (such as Graph-DB) or of labeled-property-graphs (Neo4j), are regarded as powerful and flexible solutions by research and cultural institutions, and private companies alike.

Digitization Preservation and Access, Lisbon Portugal 14-17- May, 2019


An international community of technical experts, managers, practitioners, and academics from cultural heritage institutions, universities, and commercial enterprises, explored and discussed the digitization, preservation and access of 2D, 3D, and AV materials. Our experts on-site were:

Access: Integration of Linked Open [usable] Data (LOD/LOUD), Open Source Solutions, and APIs
Digitizing, Archiving...and then? Ideas about the Usability of a Digital Archive, André Kilchenmann, Data and Service Center for the Humanities DaSCH (Switzerland).

Preservation/Archiving: Archival Models and Workflows
Preservation of Evolving Complex Information Objects, Ivan Subotic, University of Basel (Switzerland).

Access: Formats for Preservation and Access
Standardized Reflection Transformation Imaging (RTI) for Documentation and Research, Peter Fornaro, University of Basel, TRUVIS AG (Switzerland).


The Photo Archive of the Swiss Society for Folklore Studies - A Place for Research, Encounters and Affect


Founded in 1896, from the 1930s onwards the Swiss Society for Folklore (Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Volkskunde, SGV) began collecting photographs and regarding them as source material for research work. This article presents eight of the thirty SGV photograph collections and explores the heterogeneous contexts of their origins. Produced between 1860 and 1980, the pictures were taken by both professional and amateur photographers. Since they come from so many different sources and are equally diverse as regards presentation, they provide new and varied perspectives for researching everyday life in Switzerland and other countries. Around half of the SGV photograph collections were reappraised as part of a photo project initiated in 2014 and since fall 2018 have been available for public viewing on the website
Check out the Rundbrief Fotografie Vol.26 (2019), No. 1 article and learn about how multi-faceted a digitization project can be.

How to Facilitate the Cooperation between Humanities Researchers and Cultural Heritage Institutions. Many thanks to all 20 authors (DARIAH blog).
Researchers and Cultural Heritage Institutions – collaborate! Read book

Elaborating Networks for WordWeb/IDEM, Intertextuality in Drama of the Early Modern Period – A new way of representing Intertextuality in Drama of the Early Modern Period. We had a wonderful Presentation @DHX2019 (More informations about the Event).


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1.Welche Rollen spielen disziplinäre Grenzen und disziplinspezifische Fragestellungen für die Etablierung einer Forschungsdatenkultur und ihre Organisationsform in den Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften?
2.Welche Auswirkungen hat die jeweilige Organisationsform des Datenmanagements auf multimediale, interdisziplinäre Forschungsprojekte?
3.Welche besonderen Herausforderungen und Bedarfe stellen sich hier?
4.Wie können wir sicherstellen, dass auch kleinere Fachdisziplinen beteiligt und ihre Bedarfe adressiert werden?
5.Wie erreichen wir, dass wir uns nicht zu weit vom Forschungsalltag der WissenschaftlerInnen entfernen?
6.Wo sind spezifische Angebote notwendig, wo reichen generische Dienste?
7.Was können wir von anderen Disziplinen lernen, in denen sich schon eine gemeinsame Forschungsdatenkultur etabliert hat?




"WordWeb / Intertextuality in Drama of the Early Modern Period – A new way of representing Intertextuality in Drama of the Early Modern Period"

Putting "old" projects like hyperhamlet on the next level. Thanks to the SNSF support - many of the approved submissions from the "Digital Lives" Call are partners of the DaSCH.

Long-term archiving or long-term access is a major topic after the digital turn in the humanities, as many funding agencies such as the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the European Commission (for Horizon 2020 and ERC grant applications) are now requiring that a data management plan be in place in order to receive research funding.
This new imperative raises many questions in the scientific community. This event is designed to clarify expectations and contributions in the field of data management.


References of our growing Tour de Suisse regarding data management plans #DMP and #ComplexData: Here you can find the #DaSCH presentation at GESS, ETH Zurich from 13.09.2018. If you are looking for other specific documents, please contact

On the 11th of September 2018, the Workshop "From DMP to Data-Sharing for Humanities and Social Sciences" took place. The presentations are now online. Please find them here.

In collaboration with GRACE (Graduate Center for Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs) the DaSCH will be hosting this Workshop at the Univeristy of Basel (September 11, 2018) with the following experts: Lionel Perini (SNSF), Silke Bellanger (UNIBAS Library), Brian Kleiner & Alexandra Stam (FORS), Lukas Rosenthaler & Vera Chiquet (DaSCH).


We did not swore the oath of confederation as the three cantons but are happy to celebrate our cooperation with Amt für Kultur Baselland und Museumsverbund Baselland -> making #digitization #smarter #together




The value of open source #BernoulliEulerOnline "...not only solve the problem for ourselves, but for others as well" (T. Schweizer in



Ein Kunstwerk viele Aufnahmen. Eine festinstallierte Kamera oben in einer Kuppel macht rund 50 hochaufgelöste Aufnahmen eines Objekts. Über das Universität Basel Spin-off "Truvis" in: horizonte SNF Wissenschaftsmagazin, 5. Juni 2018.