Diagram of current initiatives in Dept III

Diagram of current initiatives in Dept III. Design: Wiebke Weitzmann. 

Methods and Tools (2013-)

Infrastructural Research Initiatives, Sources in Sciences' Histories (IRISSH)

Our Infrastructural Research Initiatives, Sources in Sciences’ Histories (IRISSH) are designed to address the most basic assumptions  about  matter  and  meaning: how object and subject, text and artifact, practice and theory  are  related  and  reflected in the sources that we use. Against this background, the department has continued its investment into the Digital Humanities (DH), developing three digital and one analog-digital initiatives: Local Gazetteers (since 2014),  Drugs Database (2015–17), Visualization of the Heavens (since  2017),  and  Maps  (since 2017). Each source-centric project in Dept. III has generated a multitude of new questions and motivated historians to rethink their approaches in ways that have also contributed to the various working groups on histories of planning, judgement and scale, language, and the body of animals.

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