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Dipl. Phys. Dirk Wintergrün

Profile

Dirk Wintergrün’s main focus is on developing, coordinating and managing digital projects which support research in the history of science. His work covers design of databases, service development and more recently conceptual work on the structure of data and metadata for long-term accessibility and interoperability of databases as research outcomes in the history of science. A new field which he is interested in is the use of semantic modeling, network analysis and text mining tools to analyze historical data. Dirk Wintergrün is also working in methods how to model historical processes utilizing semantic web standards like CRM.

Also, he is researching the impact digital tools have on the work of the scholar in the field and which tools and skills are necessary for the optimal use of digital media in research.

In the context of the GMPG Research Program, his focus is on the application of text-mining tools aiming at structuring the unstructured text corpus created by the program on the basis of Optical Character Recognition on a large scale. In cooperation with Manfred Laubichler, another aspect of his work is the use of methods originating in social and historical network analysis to understand the dynamics of the formation of thematic clusters and the structures of cooperation within the Max Planck Society.

Personal page at the Max-Planck-Institut for the History of Science

Selected Publications

Renn, Jürgen, Dirk Wintergrün, Roberto Lalli, Manfred Laubichler and Matteo Valleriani: "Netzwerke als Wissensspeicher." In: Jürgen Mittelstraß and Ulrich Rüdiger (eds.): Die Zukunft der Wissensspeicher. Forschen, Sammeln und Vermitteln im 21. Jahrhundert. Konstanz: UVK Verlagsgesellschaft 2016, 35–79.

Wintergrün, Dirk, Jürgen Renn, Roberto Lalli, Manfred Laubichler and Matteo Valleriani: Netzwerke als Wissensspeicher. Berlin: Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte 2015.

Bulatovic, Natasa, Bastien Saquet, Marco Schlender, Dirk Wintergrün and Frank Sander: Digital Scrapbook – Can We Enable Interlinked and Recursive Knowledge Equilibrium? Berlin: Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte 2015.

Casties, Robert and Dirk Wintergrün: "Bilder als Quelle in TextGrid." In: Heike Neuroth, Andrea Rapp and Sibylle Söring (eds.): TextGrid: von der Community – für die Community. Eine virtuelle Forschungsumgebung für die Geisteswissenschaften. Glückstadt: Hülsbusch 2015, 153–163.

Renn, Jürgen, Urs Schoepflin, Milena Wazeck and Dirk Wintergrün: "The Classical Image of Science and the Future of Science Policy. In: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (ed.): Innovative Structures in Basic Research. Ringberg-Symposium, 4–7 October 2000. München 2002, 11–21.

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Presentations

2015
DARIAH Summer School, Villa Vigoni, Menaggio
Preconditions and Tools for Digital Publications in the Humanities

2015
Konferenz Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum, Graz
Methodische und technische Herausforderung durch "Big Data" in den Geschichtswissenschaften

2015
Workshop zu Elektronischen Editionen, Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen
Expectation on Electronic Editions and Summary of the Workshop

2014
History of Science Society Conference, Chicago
Mapping Interdisciplinarity and the Expansion of Scientific Organization – A Project in the Making

2014
Beratender Ausschuss für Rechenlagen der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin
with Florian Schmaltz: Auf dem Weg zu Big Data: Das digitale Forschungsarchiv der MPG

2013
Berliner Gespräche zur Digitalen Kunstgeschichte
Von E4D mit GeoTemCo zum DARIAH-Geobrowser und PlATiN – Ein Arbeitsbericht

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