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 Her dissertation, “Information Technology for Historical Document Analysis”, explores ways of analyzing digital full texts of historical documents using information technologies.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

"Tu (圖)" in Local Gazetteers

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Local Gazetteers

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LoGaRT: Local Gazetteers Research Tools

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Source-Based Initiatives

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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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Rare Local Gazetteers Collection

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RISE and SHINE: Research Infrastructure for the Study of Eurasia

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Technical Methods, Collaborators and Process

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The WebGIS Platform of Historical Maps of China

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Selected Publications

Chen, Shih-Pei and Wilko Graf von Hardenberg (2021). “Material Network Analysis: An Exemplary Project on Chinese Local Gazetteers [Interview].” In Ant Spider Bee: Chronicling Digital Transformations in Environmental Humanities, ed. K. Coulter, W. G…

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Chen, Shih-Pei and Pascal Belouin (2021). “RISE and SHINE: An API-based Infrastructure for Multilingual Textual Resources”. presented at the Workshop “Research Data Management and Infrastructures in the Humanities,” Munich.

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Stanley-Baker, Michael, Chen Shih-Pei 陳詩沛, Chang Tuan 張端, Tu Hsieh-chang 杜協昌, Hung Joey 洪振洲, and Hung I-mei 洪一梅 (2020). “Bencaojing jizhu 本草經集注.” DocuSky. https://doi.org/10.6681/NTURCDH.DB_DocuSkyBencaojing/Text.

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Chen, Shih-Pei (2020). What Big Data Doesn’t Reveal: Insights from MPIWG’s LoGaRT (Local Gazetteer Research Tools). Teach311 + COVID-19. [00:09 h]. April 23, 2020. https://www.teach311.org/2020/04/23/what-big-data-doesnt-reveal-shih-pei-chen/.

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Media

Events

Digital Humanities Workshop

Digital Humanities Brown Bag Lunch

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Digital Humanities Workshop

Digital Humanities Brown Bag Lunch

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Digital Humanities Workshop

Digital Humanities Brown Bag Lunch

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Digital Humanities Workshop

Digital Humanities Brown Bag Lunch

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Digital Humanities Workshop

Digital Humanities Brown Bag Lunch

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Workshop

Research Data Management & Infrastructures in the Humanities 2021

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Digital Humanities Workshop

POSTPONED: Digital Humanities Brown Bag Lunch

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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