Kiel Marine Science


Jun 04, 2018


Digital humanities are a rapidly evolving field of study, defined mainly by the use of computer-based methods and digital resources in humanities and cultural studies. While digital humanities have been considered a threat to and/or huge opportunity for classical humanities, they also entail innovative potential for the study of narratives in many subjects of humanities, social sciences, and beyond.

The purpose of the workshop is to bring together researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds to comprehensively discuss these approaches. Keeping in mind that participants start from different points of departure, the workshop is structured around introductory presentations and provides plenty of room for questions and answers. Read more

Date: July 5 and July 6, 2018
Venue: Kitz, Schauenburgerstr. 116, 24118 Kiel



Day One: Narratives and the Core Fields of Narrative Analysis

During the first day, an overview will be given of different methods and theories of narrative studies and tools in various fields of humanities and social sciences – ranging from hermeneutical approaches and structuralist narratology, to cognitive approaches and inter-medial narratology, to the study of strategic and counter narratives.

1:30 pm: Get Together & Coffee
2:00 pm: Welcome by Markus Kuhn & Aletta Mondré, both Kiel University
2:15 pm: Round of Introductions
2:45 pm: What is Narrativity? Jan Alber, Aachen University
Facilitator: Konrad Ott (Kiel University)

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm: Coffee break

4:00 pm: Tooling Up - From Text Analysis to Narrative Analysis - Dirk Fleischer (Kiel University) David Benček (Kiel Institute for the World Economy), Merve Genç (Kiel University)
Facilitator: Annegret Kuhn (Kiel University)

5:15 pm-5:45 pm: Coffee break

5:45 pm: Narratives on Sustainabilty (working title)
Manuel Rivera (Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam)
Facilitator: Silja Klepp (Kiel University)

7:30 pm: Dinner


Day Two: Narratives and Digital Humanities

On the second day, we will explore in more detail which digital tools can be used to study narratives. We will also discuss crucial theoretical and empirical questions about the application of computational tools and methods to traditional humanities disciplines.

9:30 am: Key Note
Future Ocean, Future Method: A Journey Through the Seven Seas of Digital Humanities to Study Ocean Narratives, Jan-Christoph Meister (Hamburg University)
Facilitator: Markus Kuhn (Kiel University)

11:00 am-11:30 am: Coffee Break

11:30 am: Digital Methods to Analyze Semantic Phenomena: A Scalable
Reading Approach to Goethe’s Narrative Texts, Jan Horstmann (Hamburg University)
Facilitator: Jutta Zimmermann (Kiel University)

12:10 pm-1:45 pm: Lunch

1:45 pm: Methods, Terms, and How to Develop Your Research Design: A Guideline for Annotations in Qualitative Studies, Janina Jacke (Hamburg University)
Facilitator: Aletta Mondré (Kiel University)
3:00 pm: Setting the Sails Towards the Analysis of Ocean Narratives
Markus Kuhn & Aletta Mondré (both Kiel University)

4:00 pm: End of Workshop

Please let us know by June 8 if you can attend by sending an email to


Aletta Mondré
Kiel University


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