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Dirk Wintergrün

Research Scholar (Since 2000)

Dr.-Ing.

Dirk Wintergrün’s research focuses on semantic modeling, network analysis, and text mining tools employed to analyze historical data. The concept of socioepistemic networks serves as the theoretical framework and aims to describe and analyze the dynamics of knowledge formation by applying methodologies from network theory and graph theory. The application of network theory is closely connected with a precise description of the underlying data. His work combines the semantic modeling of data with the representation of data as graphs, which bridges these usually unconnected fields from the theoretical analysis of complex structures.


In this context, Dirk is working on case studies for the Research Program on the History of the Max Planck Society (GMPG), specifically on the application of text-mining tools aiming at a structuring of the unstructured text corpus created by the project on the basis of Optical Character Recognition on a large scale, the formation of general relativity as a research field, and most recently on the history of exoplanet research as part of a project funded by the Berliner Zentrum für Maschinelles Lernen (BZML).


Dirk is developing, coordinating, and managing digital projects that support research in the history of science. In particular, he is involved in designing and implementing a large variety of digital projects currently curated by the Max Planck Institute of the History of Science. In addition, his work involves the design of databases and service development.

Projects

Anthropocene and Digital Technologies

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Cooperation and Outreach

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Modeling Data and Analyzing Diffusion Using Early Modern Cosmological Treatises

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Networks, Network Science, and Knowledge Graphs

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Quadrupels as Central Concepts for Encoding Context and Data

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Research Websites as Research Data

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The Formation of the Research Field of General Relativity—Social Networks and Semantic Modeling

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The Role of Institutions and Commissions in Forming Research Agendas: Networks and Mass Digitization

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Selected Publications

Neuroth, H., Schmunk, S., Blümm, M., Rapp, A., Jannidis, F., Wintergrün, D., Schwardmann, U., & Gietz, P. (Eds.). (2016). DARIAH-DE – Digitalität in den Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften am Beispiel der digitalen Forschungsinfrastruktur DARIAH…

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Laubichler, M. D., Wintergrün, D., Renn, J., Lalli, R., & Valleriani, M. (2015). Netzwerke als Wissensspeicher. Berlin: Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte.

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Lalli, R., Howey, R. T., & Wintergrün, D. (2020). The dynamics of collaboration networks and the history of general relativity, 1925–1970. Scientometrics, 122(2), 1129-1170. doi:10.1007/s11192-019-03327-1.

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Events

Digital Humanities Workshop

Navigating between Political Authorities: Chinese Rockefeller Fellows in Biology and Chemistry and their Career Trajectories, 1949–66

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Digital Humanities Workshop

The Crowd: Digital Prosopography of Public Participation in Science

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Digital Humanities Workshop

Edition Open Access

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Digital Humanities Workshop

Working with DevonThink: A One-Stop Solution to your Primary Source Mess

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Digital Humanities Workshop

Insights into the Data Analysis of the Repertorium Academicum Germanicum (RAG)

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Open Access

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Virtual Brown Bag Lunch in Digital Humanities: Home Office and Virtual Collaboration

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POSTPONED: Urban Complexity Lab

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Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities

Preconditions and Tools for Digital Publications in the Humanities

Villa Vigoni, DARIAH - Summer school

methodische und technische Herausforderung durch „Big Data“ in den Geschichtswissenschaften

DHd – Konferenz, Graz

Expectation on Electronic Editions and Summary of the Workshop

Workshop der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen zu Elektronischen Editionen

Mapping interdisciplinarity and the expansion of scientific organization - a project in the making

HSS Conference, Chicago

Von E4D mit GeoTemCo zum
 DARIAH-Geobrowser und PlATiN - ein Arbeitsbericht -

Berliner Gespräche zur Digitalen Kunstgeschichte

From exhibition support to the virtual exhibition : a workshop report

Oklahoma University, Library, September 2013

IT Developments at the MPIWG and DARIAH

Digital History and Philosophy of Science Meeting, Indiana University, September 203

Digital Humanities at the MPIWG

Villa Vigoni, June 12th, 2013

Podiumsdiskussion:Ein DH-Kompetenzzentrum in Berlin? Ein Gespräch zum Wie und Wozu.

Digital Humanities - Kompetenzzentren in Deutschland, Berlin, June 28th, Berlin

Round Table: Teaching and New Media

Junges Wissenschaftsforum Dahlem, June 20th, 2013

How to do simple things simple- Creating networks

HPS Consortium, Cambridge, UK, September, 2012

Towards an infrastructure for Digital Humanities at the MPIWG

HPS Consortium, Cambridge, UK, September, 2012

From TextGrid and ECHO to the electronic scrapbook - new ways of collaborative publications in the humanities

L’image-document face au numérique : mise en crise ou mise en lumière ?, Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Paris

Event-Based Concept Models

HPS Informatics Workshop, MBL, Woods Hole

http://www.digitalhps.org/index.php/HPS_Informatics_Workshop
ISMI - Challenges and Genesis of a Digital Project: a Field Report

First International DARE Conference, Cologne

http://dare.uni-koeln.de/?q=node/66
Vom digitalen Quellenarchiv ECHO zum digitalen Scrapbook

Digital Humanities Seminar, Univ. Nürnberg-Erlangen

Einstein teaches in Berlin

Amsterdam

News & Press

BMBF funding nomination for project "Modeling Socio-epistemic Networks to Understand Historical Genesis"

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