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Research field: Digital Humanities and Cross-Sectional Assignment

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Digital Humanities

Since March 2023, HAIT has brought together its research activities in the field of Digital Humanities in one research field. Like the investigation of the conceptual foundations in the cross-sectional task, the research with digital tools, on their application to the research questions of HAIT, and the observation of the digital transformation itself extend across all three thematic research fields. In line with the pronounced orientation on application, the Digital Humanities at HAIT develop predominantly within the projects in the research fields of Dictatorship Research, Transformation Research, and Extremism Research.
The digital lab, which has been projected as early as 2022, serves as a kind of sandbox for the various implementations in the projects. Results of the programming work will be shared publicly via Github (HAIT-TUDD).

Researchers: Dr. Anne Klammt

Cross-Sectional Assignment:
Conceptual and conceptual-historical foundations

The research activities at HAIT require a continuous engagement in all fields with the manifold conceptual and conceptual-historical foundations of a dictatorship and democracy research that is informed by the historical as well as social and cultural sciences. It will be established as a task of all researchers to regularly cover these foundations of HAIT's research agenda in appropriate formats (HAIT workshop and colloquium, closed conference, Summer School). In this way, it is necessary to strengthen understanding for interdisciplinary working methods and research designs, to ensure a high standard of support for junior scientists and to keep pace with innovative developments, especially on an international scale. The aim is to advance the interconnectedness of research fields through shared overarching research questions and to guarantee a theory-driven and methodologically reflective research practice.

In addition, the Institute's publication series Wege der Totalitarismusforschung (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen) is closely tied to the cross-sectional assignment by publishing annotated editions of out-of-print and wrongfully forgotten "classics" of totalitarianism research.

Current projects

Corona-Ausstellung, Kooperationsvorhaben mit Stadtarchiv Dresden und Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

coordination: Prof. Dr. Thomas Lindenbergereditor: Dr. Maren Hachmeister

Digital Lab - Sandbox of the Digital Humanities at HAIT

coordination: Dr. Anne Klammt

Transformations of the Police. One Hundred Years of Landeskriminalamt (LKA) Sachsen 1922-2022

coordination: Prof. Dr. Mike Schmeitzner

IDOHIST – Erweiterung der Infrastruktur IDOVIR für digitale Dokumentation und Transparenz in der historischen Forschung am Fallbeispiel der Orte nationalsozialistischer Herrschaft in Dresden

coordination: Dr. Anne Klammt; Dr. Francesca Weil

Completed projects

TransFAIR Data: Data and Content of the NS newspaper Freiheitskampf for Knowledge Transfer

coordination: Dr. Anne Klammt

Miteinander politisch sein

coordination: Prof. Dr. Thomas Lindenbergereditor: Dr. Maren Hachmeister


coordination: Prof. Dr. Mike Schmeitzner

Corona Project: From Virus to Viral Conspiracy Theories

coordination: Prof. Dr. Thomas Lindenberger

The radicalization of stereotypes and scapegoats in the wake of the Spanish Flu in 1918

coordination: Prof. Dr. Mike Schmeitznereditor: Matthäus WehowskiJoint project

From #Corona Diktatur to 'Hygiene Demos': Conspiracy theories surrounding COVID-19 in digital and analog space

coordination: Prof. Dr. Uwe Backeseditor: Stefan BriegerJoint project

Digitization strategy and knowledge transfer

coordination: Dr. Claudia Böttchereditor: Dr. Jochen TiepmarJoint project