Organisation of the semester

Some session of this colloquium this semster will be face to face and some will be in Zoom. For students, the Zoom link can be found in Ilias. Other participants can get the Zoom link from Slavina Stoyanova.

For the Zoom sessions, there are two different formats:

  1. Presentations in Zoom at Wednesday 18:15 with discussion directly after.
  2. Pre-recorded presentations which will be made available at least two days before the Zoom session. Discussion in the Zoom session at Wednesday 18:15. Please prepare questions on beforehand and add them to the Etherpad in Ilias with your name, so that you can be called during the Zoom session to ask it.


  • October 20. Dr. Francesco Valletta (Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem): Defining Local Learning Communities During Southern Levantine Terminal Palaeolithic: A Quantitative Approach Based on Lithic Technology. Online in Zoom.
  • October 27. Prof. Dr. Willard McCarty (Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London): Towards a purpose and a direction (Keynote at EADH 2021). Link to pre-recorded presentation. Please prepare questions and write them in the Ilias etherpad. Selected for blog.
  • November 3. Dr. Gabriele Salciute Civiliene (Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London): Digital Humanities and The Politics of Comparison: Translated, Lived, Lost(?). Online in Zoom. Selected for blog.
  • November 10. Dr. Matthias Lang (Bonn Center for Digital Humanities): Sakkara 3D - new methods in the digital documentation and combination of features, artefacts and inscriptions. Face to face.
  • November 17. Dr. Alin Olteanu (Käte Hamburger Kolleg Cultures of Research, RWTH Aachen University), Semiotic contributions to the Digital Humanities: media and modeling. Face to face. Selected for blog.
  • November 24. Sebastian Hageneuer (University of Cologne): The Kölner Dome: Building and development of a DIY RTI dome. Face to face. Selected for blog.
    Daniel Hinz, Louise Tharandt (University of Cologne): 3D modeling in the pandemic - how we participated in a modeling competition and built a small city district without ever meeting face-to-face. Face to face. Selected for blog.
  • December 1. PD Dr. Robert Matthias Erdbeer (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Englisches Seminar): Literary Modelling and Energy Transition. Online in Zoom.
  • December 8. Prof. Dr. Marco Block-Berlitz (HTW Dresden - Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden): Videogrammetry - in a nutshell. Online in Zoom. Selected for blog.
  • December 15. Nina Bonderup Dohn, Stig Børsen Hansen, and Inger-Marie Falgren Christensen (The University of Southern Denmark, Department of Design and Communication): Learning computational thinking and the relation to digital humanities. Online in Zoom. Selected for blog.
  • January 12. Dr. Iris Kramer (ArchAI LTD): Automated detection of archaeological sites on earth observation using deep learning. A talk on research and commercial applications. Online in Zoom. Selected for blog.
  • January 19. Dr. Alexandre Vanautgaerden (Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, University of Warwick): Museums: From the signature building to the content provider platform. Online in Zoom. Selected for blog.
  • January 26. Dr. Costas Papadopoulos (Maastricht University): 3D Scholarly Editions: A Paradigm Shift for 3D Scholarship in Cultural Heritage. Face to face. Selected for blog.
  • February 2. Tessa Gengnagel (University of Cologne): Digital Scholarly Editions Beyond Text: Modelling Medieval Picture Programmes and Modern Motion Pictures. Face to face. Selected for blog.


Studienleistung for Medieninformatik and Informationsverarbeitung MA students:

  • Either: Write a summary of at least five of the presentations, discussing the relevance for the HS and/or Übung you take in this module. The summary should be at least 1000 words and submitted by February 19.
  • Or: Write a blogpost for one of the presentations that will be published here:
    Which presentation to be blogged about has to be agreed with Prof. Eide on beforehand, please contact me as soon as possible. Please send your draft blog post to Øyvind Eide no later than two weeks after the presentation.