Project results

Code

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

Conferences

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

Christiane Fritze and Martin Krickl: Austrian Books Online – Acht Jahre Digitalisierung des historischen Buchbestandes der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek mit Google, in: Bibliothek Forschung und Praxis 44/1 (2020), 89–99.

Doris Gruber, Martin Krickl, Lijun Lyu, Jan Rörden and Arno Strohmeyer: Travelogues: Fremdwahrnehmungen in Reiseberichten 1500–1876, in: Marlene Ernst et al. (Hg.): digital humanities austria 2018. empowering researchers. Unter Mitarbeit von Verena M. Höller. Wien: Austrian Academy of Sciences Press 2020, 62–66, https://epub.oeaw.ac.at/?arp=0x003b3d14.

Lisa Brunner, Martin Krickl, Christoph Würflinger: Conference Report: On the Way into the Unknown? Comparative Perspectives on the “Orient” in (Early) Modern Travelogues, 28.11.2019 – 30.11.2019 Vienna, in: H-Soz-Kult, 07.03.2020, http://www.hsozkult.de/conferencereport/id/tagungsberichte-8682.

Jan Rörden, Doris Gruber, Martin Krickl and Bernhard Haslhofer: Identifying Historical Travelogues in Large Text Corpora Using Machine Learning, in: Anneli Sundqvist et al. (ed.): Sustainable Digital Communities. 15th International Conference, iConference 2020. Boras, Sweden, March 23–26, 2020. Proceedings. Cham: Springer International Publishing 2020 (= Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS). 12051), 801–815 [Winner of 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.

Press

Karin Krichmayr: ‘Computer analysieren historische Reiseliteratur’, Der Standard, Print and Online 01.04.2020.

Arno Strohmeyer: ‘Der Orient - das unbekannte Bekannte’, Wiener Zeitung, Print and Online 05.01.2020.

Erika Pichler, Alte Reiseberichte über den “Orient”, Die Presse, Print und Online 21.12.2019.

Awards

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 Lee Dirks Award for Best Full Research Paper.