The corona pandemic has fundamentally changed our everyday lives. Digital tools and spaces have become the norm in both professional and private contexts. Nevertheless, many people take advantage of every opportunity, no matter how small, to meet in person and experience things "for real."
According to the big tech companies this dichotomy will increasingly widen and the reality it creates will continuously change. Everyday life will take place more and more in the digital realm until it finally merges with it completely. Avatars are taking over our social interaction; they no longer just represent us - they are us.
Facebook renamed itself "Meta" both asserting and recognizing its view of the importance of the metaverse. The company describes its plans and ideas as follows: "In 3D spaces in the metaverse, you can spend time with others, learn, collaborate, and play in a new way that surpasses anything possible today" (https://about.meta.com/de/meta/).
This year's "International Summer School" (ISS) of the Mainz Master's program "Digital Methodology in the Humanities and Cultural Studies" therefore engages the them: "Exploring the Metaverse of Methods." We will focus on methods within the metaverse. In addition to introducing techniques and tools for collaborative, web-based work (e.g., with Git and Markdown), network and graph analysis, and appropriate data visualizations, we will therefore also examine metaverse ideas, their development, and their implications from a more philosophical perspective.
The goal of the Summer School is to build expertise in fundamental concepts, methods, and tools used in a variety of humanities and cultural studies disciplines. At the same time, participants will gain support in critically engaging the approaches presented and analytically discussing implications of their application for the research process.
Students in the master's program will also have the opportunity to learn about the program's process in general and its focus in particular. Moreover, students can engage in conversation with faculty members as well as graduate and advanced undergraduate students.
Monday, 10th Oct 22, 10 am – 5:30 pm (AWLM, Literaturklasse (morning) / Plenarsaal)
|10:00 am – 10:45 am||Torsten Schrade|
Welcome and introduction
|10:45 am – 11:30 am||Kai-Christian Bruhn, Peter Niedermüller|
Information event by the study program director and study management as well as Q&A session
|11:30 am – 11:45 am||Coffee break|
|11:45 am – 12:30 am||Fachschaft|
|12:30 am – 2:00 pm||Lunch break (refreshments and snacks)|
|2:00 pm – 3:30 pm||Torsten Schrade, Patrick Toschka|
Basisinstrumente (Teil 1)
|3:30 pm – 4:00 pm||Coffee break|
|4:00 pm – 5:30 pm||Jonatan Steller|
Fortnite, Marvel, and “web3”: Rifts and Metaverses as Strategies to Make Sense of Late Capitalism
Tuesday, 11th Oct 22, 10 am – 6 pm (AWLM, Plenarsaal)
|10:00 am – 11:30 am||Tutorial Computer Science (Hochschule Mainz)||2:00 pm – 3:30 pm||Torsten Schrade|
Linked Data, the Metaverse, and Everything. A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Semantic Web
|3:30 pm – 4:00 pm||Coffee break|
|4:00 pm – 5:00 pm||Torsten Schrade, Patrick Toschka|
Basisinstrumente (Teil 2)
|5:00 pm – 6:00 pm||Christian Vater|
MEMEX, ELF und andere Traummaschinen – zur (Ideen-)Geschichte des Hypertext
|from 6:00 pm||Network evening / “meeting of the generations” (refreshments and snacks)|
Wednesday, 12th Oct 22, 10 am – 5 pm (AWLM, Plenarsaal)
|10:00 am – 11:30 am||Sarah Pittroff|
Meta–Data and Visualization. School of Perception
|11:30 am – 1:00 pm||Lunch break (refreshments and snacks)|
|1:00 pm – 2:00 pm||Andreas Kuczera|
|2:00 pm – 3:00 pm||Patrick Brookshire|
Stimmungen im Metaversum – Sentimentanalyse historischer Daten
|3:00 pm – 3:30 pm||Coffee break|
|3:30 pm – 5:00 pm||Frodo Podschwadek|
Ethics for Digital Humanists
Thursday, 13th Oct 22, 10 am – 3 pm (JGU, Hörsaal P5)
|10:00 am – 10:30 am||Kai-Christian Bruhn|
Schwerpunktvorstellung: Raumbezogene Daten im interdisziplinären Kontext
|10:30 am – 11:00 am||Demival Vasques Filho|
|11:00 am – 11:30 am||Coffee break|
|11:30 am – 12:00 am||David Hartmann|
|12:00 am – 12:30 am||Moritz Schaeffer|
Schwerpunktvorstellung: Translationswissenschaft und -technologien
|12:30 am – 1:30 pm||Lunch break|
|1:30 pm – 2:00 pm||Ulrike Schneider|
Schwerpunktvorstellung: Digital English Linguistics
|2:00 pm – 2:30 pm||Elena Suárez Cronauer, Dominik Kasper|
Schwerpunktvorstellung: Digitale Editorik
|3:30 pm – 5:00 pm||City Tour Mainz|
Meeting point: Gutenberg-Denkmal auf Gutenbergplatz
|Afterwards||Social evening in Quartier Mayence|
Friday, 14th Oct 22, 10 am – 2 pm Uhr (JGU, Hörsaal P5)
|10:00 am – 10:45 am||Stefanie Acquavella-Rauch, Albert Gräf|
Schwerpunktvorstellung: Musikinformatik und Digitale Musikwissenschaft
|11:00 am – 11:30 am||Peter Niedermüller|
Q&A session study programme
|11:30 am – 12:00 am||Wrap-up and farewell|
|End of the official program of the ISS 2022|
Afterwards you are invited to join the GSHS Research Day “Digitality in the Humanities and Social Sciences”. A separate registration is needed!
|12:45 am – 2:00 pm||“Markt der Möglichkeiten”|
|2:00 pm – 4:00 pm||Workshops round 2|
|4:00 pm – 4:15 pm||Coffee break|
|4:15 pm – 5:00 pm||Closing discussion|
This year's International Summer School is organized as an on site event. Monday to Wednesday all talks will be given at the Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz. On Thursday and Friday we'll meet at the JGU Mainz (Philosophicum, P5).
The Summer School addresses an international audience and is open to all students and/or researchers with a BA degree in the humanities, cultural sciences, computer science or information science. For a successfull participation, credits according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) will be awarded. Lessons will be held in German and/or English, depending on the amount of foreign speaking participants in a class. The number of participants is limited to 24 seats.
During the whole event the hygiene measures of the AdW Mainz apply. By registering you agree to these terms.
There is no fee for the Summer School. We kindly thank NFDI4Culture for the financial funding of the event.
Please register by email (due Oct. 5th).
Please note, that you have to register separately (due Oct. 5th) for the optional „Markt der Möglichkeiten“ and the „Get together“ as part of the GSHS Research Day Oct. 14th.