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An interdisciplinary team of designers, digital humanists, computational linguists and historians has joined forces to develop a co-designed tool to monitor the media of the past.

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Simon Clematide, PhD

Post-doctoral researcher, UZH-CL

Post-doctoral researcher, UZH-CL

Simon holds a PhD in Computational Linguistics from the University of Zurich. His main interests involve crowdsourcing for linguistic data, text mining, machine learning and finite-state methods.

Within impresso , Simon will be mainly responsible for NLP and text mining, as well as system design and data management.

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Marten Düring, PhD

Researcher, C2DH

Researcher, C2DH

Marten Düring holds a PhD in Contemporary History from the University of Mainz and is part of the C2DH’s Digital History Unit. Marten’s research focuses on contemporary history, digital history and more specifically network analysis in the historical disciplines. Alongside impresso , Marten is part of the ANR/FNR-funded project BLIZAAR (Hybrid Visualization of Dynamic Multilayer Graphs).

Within impresso , Marten is responsible for coordinating interface development, digital history methodology and investigations as well as project dissemination.

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Maud Ehrmann, PhD

Research scientist, EPFL-DHLAB

Research scientist, EPFL-DHLAB

Maud holds a PhD in Computational Linguistics from the University of Paris 7 Denis Diderot and is a research scientist at the EPFL Digital Humanities Laboratory in Lausanne. Her research interests span natural language processing and digital humanities and include historical text annotation, historical data processing and representation, named entity recognition and multilingual linguistic resource creation.

Within impresso , Maud is responsible for project management, system design and data management, annotation and benchmarking and named entity processing.

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Thijs van Beek

Developer, C2DH

Developer, C2DH

Thijs is a web designer and developer, specialising in user centered design, iterative prototyping, user interface and interaction. He has experience in and outside academia, working for a broad range of clients, from e-commerce, to enterprise and historical institutions.

Within impresso, Thijs will work together with the other members across the board to develop and integrate different aspects of the interface and implement interactive visualisations of the historical material.

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Estelle Bunout, PhD

Associate Researcher, C2DH

Associate Researcher, C2DH

Estelle Bunout holds a PhD in contemporary history from the University of Lorraine (France). In her thesis, she studied the expertise of Eastern Europe in Germany and Poland (1918-1972), its emergence after 1918, its formalization as a science of the enemy and its revision after 1945 accompagnying the Ostpolitik of Willy Brandt, until 1972. To analyse the posture of the expert on Eastern Europe, she focused on 30 experts from Germany and Poland, across the regime and border changes these countries experienced and studied the change of their practices from 1918 to 1972. For this transnational prosopography, she developed a dedicated visualisation of border changes and biographical information. She holds a M.A. in History of European Integration from the University of Strasbourg.

Within impresso , she will research resistance to the European idea, primarily in the digitised newspaper collections from Switzerland and Luxembourg. She is responsible for digital history methodology and investigations.

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Daniele Guido, M.Sc.

Lead designer, C2DH

Lead designer, C2DH

Daniele is a designer and full-stack developer specialising in data visualisation, network visualisation and digital methods. He designs and develops experimental web applications and tools to improve information retrieval in the digital humanities. Within impresso , Daniele is responsible for interface design and implementation of the impresso search interface.

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Matteo Romanello, PhD

Research scientist, EPFL-DHLAB

Research scientist, EPFL-DHLAB

Matteo holds a PhD in Digital Humanities from King’s College London and is a research scientist at the EPFL Digital Humanities Laboratory in Lausanne.

Matteo is a DH specialist with particular experience and expertise in the areas of (digital) classics and archaeology. His main research interests include natural language processing and information extraction, especially their domain-specific applications; citation mining and analysis; digital publishing; and applications of semantic web technologies in the humanities.

Within impresso , Matteo is co-responsible, with Maud, for project management, system design and data management, annotation and benchmarking, and named entity recognition and disambiguation. He will join the team in January 2018.

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Paul Schroeder

Front-end designer, C2DH

Front-end designer, C2DH

Paul is a graphic designer and web developer with experience in both print and screen design. Paul enjoys solving problems with design thinking, whether it is for client work or for his own projects. In his free time, he is designing objects, prints and experimental web applications.

Within impresso, Paul is working together with Daniele and Thijs on the search interface and front end design.

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Phillip Ströbel, M.A.

PhD student, UZH-CL

PhD student, UZH-CL

Phillip is a PhD student at the University of Zurich’s Institute of Computational Linguistics.

Within impresso , Phillip contributes to the development and implementation of text mining techniques. More precisely, his research work will focus on modelling cross-lingual topic relations across time.

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Andreas Fickers, Prof.

Director of the C2DH

Director of the C2DH

Andreas Fickers is the Director of the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) and Head of the DH Lab. He studied history, philosophy and sociology and is currently Professor for Contemporary and Digital History and Chair of the Association of Professors at the University of Luxembourg. He completed his PhD in 2002 at RTWH Aachen University and subsequently worked as an Assistant Professor for television history at Utrecht University (2003-2007) and Associate Professor for comparative media history at Maastricht University (2007-2013).

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Frédéric Kaplan, Prof.

Head of EPFL-DHLAB

Head of EPFL-DHLAB

Prof. Frederic Kaplan holds the Digital Humanities Chair at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and directs the EPFL Digital Humanities Lab. He conducts research projects combining archive digitisation, information modelling and museographic design.

Within impresso , Frédéric steers overall project activities and supervises the contributions of the DHLAB.

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Martin Volk, Prof.

Professor, UZH-CL

Professor, UZH-CL

Prof. Martin Volk is the Director of the University of Zurich’s Institute of Computational Linguistics. He supervises the contributions made by the research group at the Institute of Computational Linguistics.

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Lars Wieneke, PhD

Head of digital research infrastructure, C2DH

Head of digital research infrastructure, C2DH

Lars Wieneke holds a PhD in Engineering from the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany, and is Head of the Digital Research Infrastructure at the C2DH in Luxembourg.

He is also co-head of the Europeana User-Generated Content Thematic Task Force and co-head of the Working Group on Visualisation and Interactivity in DARIAH.

Within impresso , Lars is supervising interface design and development as well as visualisation.

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Frédéric Clavert, PhD

Senior Research Scientist, C2DH

Senior Research Scientist, C2DH

Frédéric Clavert, holder of a PhD in Contemporary History, completed studies in political science and contemporary history in Strasbourg and Leeds.

His research focuses on three main areas: the history of economic and monetary organisation across the European continent in the 20th and 21st centuries, collective memory of the past in the age of big data, and the relationship between historians and their digital primary sources.

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Solenn Huitric

Lecturer, EPFL

Lecturer, EPFL

Solenn holds a PhD in Contemporary History, on educational policy during the 19th century, and is currently teaching digital history at the EPFL (2017-2018). Her research interests span historical data structuration, effects of historical archives digitization and interdisciplinary collaborations within digital research projects.

Within impresso and as a historian, Solenn will participate in the discussion on how historians use newspapers in their research and which tools might be helpful.

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Christopher Morse, PhD

PhD student, C2DH

PhD student, C2DH

Christopher is a doctoral researcher in human-computer interaction at the University of Luxembourg C2DH. His work focuses on interaction design and user experience for institutions of cultural heritage with particular focus on virtual and augmented reality.

Within impresso, Christopher will design and test mixed reality user interfaces and other novel interactions with the archive in order to support content retrieval and discoverability.

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Clemens Neudecker, M.A.

Research Advisor SBB-PK

Research Advisor SBB-PK

Clemens holds a MA in Philosophy, Computer Science and Political Science from LMU University of Munich and currently works as Research Advisor in the Directorate General of the Berlin State Library. He has more than 15 years experience working in Research & Development in various digital libraries, with a keen interest on OCR and Digital Humanities. Clemens is the coordinator of Europeana Newspapers and involved in a number of DH projects focusing on historical newspapers (see cneud.net for more).

Within impresso, Clemens will contribute Europeana Newspapers data and knowledge exchange on OCR & NER for historical newspapers.

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