Project output


Code that we want to publish will be available on GitHub.


On the Way into the Unknown? Comparative Perspectives on the ‘Orient’ in (Early) Modern Travelogues, Institute for Habsburg and Balkan Studies (formerly Institute for Modern and Contemprary Historical Research), November 28-30, 2019, co-hosted by the Travelogues-Project. More details can be found here.

Publications and Conference Presentations

Jan Rörden, Doris Gruber, Martin Krickl, Bernhard Haslhofer: Identifying Historical Travelogues in Large Text Corpora Using Machine Learning, iConference 2020, March 23-26, Borås, Sweden (accepted for presentation and named finalist for the Lee Dirks Award for Best Full Research Paper).

Doris Gruber, Elisabeth Lobenwein and Arno Strohmeyer: Travelogues – Perceptions of the Other 1500–1876. A Computerized Analysis. In: Thomas Wallnig et al. (ed.): Achtzehntes Jahrhundert digital: zentraleuropäische Perspektiven, Wien et al.: Böhlau 2019 (= Das Achtzehnte Jahrhundert und Österreich. Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Gesellschaft zur Erforschung des Achtzehnten Jahrhunderts. 34), 129–131.

Lijun Lyu and Besnik Fetahu. Combining Convolution and Recurrent Neural Models for Post-Hoc OCR Correction of Low Resource Historical Corpora. EurNLP, London, October 11, 2019.

Doris Gruber: Semi-automatisierte Identifikation intermedialer Relationen in gedruckten Reiseberichten, Wissen in Buchgestalt, International Conference, Free University of Berlin, October 2, 2019.

Doris Gruber: Japan and the Ottoman Empire in Travelogues. New Possibilities of Semi-Automatized Text Analysis, Japan and the Ottoman Empire in the Eye of the European Beholder. A Comparison, International Joint Seminar, Kyoto University, June 2, 2019.

Arno Strohmeyer: “Otherness” as a Category for the Historical Research of Interculturality in Early Modern Times, Japan and the Ottoman Empire in the Eye of the European Beholder. A Comparison, International Joint Seminar, Kyoto University, June 1, 2019.

Martin Krickl: Travelogues and Linked Data, Posterpresentation at Spring School Linked Open Data, Graz ZIM, April 24, 2019.

Doris Gruber: Friederike Riedesel and the Other. Semi-Automatized Text Analysis in Practice, Traveling, Narrating, Comparing. Travel Narratives of the Americas from the 18th to the 20th Century, International Conference, University of Bielefeld, January 31, 2019.

Arno Strohmeyer, Doris Gruber, Jan Rörden, Lijun Lyu, Martin Krickl: Travelogues: Perceptions of the Other and the Orient in Modern Times. A Mixed-method Approach for the Analysis of Large-scale Travel Account Series, digital humanities austria 2018 (dha 2018), International Conference, University of Salzburg, November 29, 2018.

Jan Rörden, Bernhard Haslhofer, Rainer Simon, Sven Schlarb. Traveling through Space and Time, or: Making Historical Travelogues Accessible. NKOS 2018 Workshop, available in the proceedings. The presentation (PDF, 1,4MB) is also available, thanks to the workshop organizers.