People

Shih-Pei Chen

Digital Content Curator (Since 2014)

PhD

Shih-Pei Chen received her PhD from National Taiwan University as a computer scientist with a focus on digital humanities. Her dissertation, “Information Technology for Historical Document Analysis”, explores ways of analyzing digital full texts of historical documents using information technologies. After her PhD, Shih-Pei conducted her postdoctoral research at the Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences of Harvard University and managed the China Biographical Database (CBDB), a digital database that collects biographical data for figures of historical China. Shih-Pei joined MPIWG in January 2014 as the digital content curator at MPIWG where she works with historians in order to develop digital tools that can open up new methodologies of conducting historical research in the digital age. 

Projects

Local Gazetteers

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LoGaRT: Local Gazetteers Research Tools

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Rare Local Gazetteers at Harvard-Yenching Library: An Open Access Collection

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RISE and SHINE: Research Infrastructure for the Study of Eurasia

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Source-Based Initiatives

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The WebGIS Platform of Historical Maps of China

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Mapping Drugs across Epistemic and Geographic Domains in Early Medieval China

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Mapping Drugs in Early Medieval China

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Technical Methods, Collaborators and Process

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Selected Publications

Wang, S., Belouin, P., Ho, B., & Chen, S.-P. (2019). RISE and SHINE: A Modular and Decentralized Approach for Interoperability between Textual Collections and Digital Research Tools. In Digital Humanities Conference 2019, 9-12 July (pp. 1-4)…

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Ho, B., Wang, S., Belouin, P., & Chen, S.-P. (2018). Asia Network: An API-Based Cyberinfrastructure for the Flexible Topologies of Digital Humanities Research in Sinology. In S.-L. Shaw, T.-C. Chan, & L.-J. Chen (Eds.), Pacific Neighborhood…

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Wang, S., Belouin, P., Chen, S.-P., & Ho, B. (2018). Research Infrastructure for the Study of Eurasia (RISE): Towards a Flexible and Distributed Digital Infrastructure for Resource Access via Standardized Apis and Metadata. In DADH. 9th…

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Institute Events

Workshop

Visual Materials in Local Gazetteers

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Digital Humanities Workshop

Digital Humanities: Multilinguality, Non-Latin Scripts and the Library

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Visualizing Geographies of Late Qing and Republican China: A CHMap Workshop

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Digital Humanities Workshop

Digital Scholarship in the Study of Historical Japanese Earthquakes

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Digital Humanities Workshop

Visualizing the History of Knowledge: Methods and Epistemic Implications of Digital Humanities' Visual Techniques

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Workshop

RISE & SHINE: Tool Developers Workshop

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Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities

The 6th International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities 2015, Taipei, Taiwan

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Conference "Scales of Knowledge: Zooming in and out," Heidelberg, Germany

Digital Humanities Conference 2015, University of Western Sydney, Australia

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"Historical Method and Computerized Data Collection and Analysis"

Workshop, Chinese Local Gazetteers (地方志), MPIWG, Berlin, Germany

Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference (AAS 2015), Chicago, USA

Crossover & Transformation: The 5th International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities 2014, Taipei, Taiwan

Annual Meeting for the History of Science Society, (HSS), Chicago, USA

International Workshop on Digital Sinology and Taiwan Studies, Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic

Conference on Quantitative Approaches in the Humanities, Hanover, Germany

Digital Humanities Conference 2014, Lausanne, Switzerland