Announcement: Winner of the Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities (GDDH) award 2016

The board of the Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities is pleased to announce the three best contributions of this year’s GDDH series. The winner will be handed a prize of €500 and candidates in the second and third positions will receive a notable mention.

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the seminar series of 2016 is:

Hazel Wilkinson
from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

“A database of printers’ ornaments”

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Hazel Wilkinson presenting at GDDH16 on June 27th

The prize is awarded on the basis of an evaluation of both the paper and the quality of the presentation, for which this candidate received 85.73/100!

The winner is followed by yet another worthy candidate with a paper entitled “Inferring standard name form, gender and nobility from historical texts using stable model semantics”. The paper, written by Davor Lauc and Darko Vitek and presented by Davor Lauc from the University of Zagreb in Croatia, receives a notable mention for its high standard and well-presented research results. This candidate received a score of 79.84/100.

The second notable mention is awarded to the paper “Experiments of distributional semantics in stylometry” by Giulia Benotto from the Institute of Computer Linguistics (CNR) in Pisa, Italy. This paper and presentation follows with a total score of 75.68/100. This candidate was appreciated for the originality of the topic and the clear explanation of the methodology.

The slides and videos of these talks are available here.

Evaluation Method

In order to identify the winner, the board based its decision on the scores obtained from the combination of the points awarded by the reviewers of the submitted papers and the points given by the audience during the presentations. The final score for each candidate is the mean of all points summed together from both the paper and the presentation. The categories of evaluation for the paper were: content qualitysignificance for theory or practice and level of innovation. The categories for the presentations were the same, with the addition of presentation style. It is important to note that the familiarity of the reviewer with the topic presented was taken into great consideration, lest reviewers be inaccurate in their judgment. For questions regarding the evaluation method, please feel free to email us at gddh(at)gcdh(dot)de

On behalf of the board of the Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities 2016, we would like to thank each and every participant for making this seminar series exactly what we wanted it to be – interesting and inspiring – and for bringing new ideas and DH expertise to Göttingen. This year’s series was particularly successful for the variety of topics presented and the truly international group of researchers that it attracted!


GDDH Board (in alphabetical order):

  • Camilla Di Biase-Dyson (Georg-August-University Göttingen)
  • Marco Büchler (Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities) – organiser
  • Mariona Coll Ardanuy (Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities)
  • Jens Dierkes (Göttingen eResearch Alliance)
  • Emily Franzini (Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities) – organiser
  • Greta Franzini (Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities) – organiser
  • Francesca Frontini (ILC-CNR, Pisa, Italy)
  • Angelo Mario Del Grosso (ILC-CNR, Pisa, Italy)
  • Berenike Herrmann (Georg-August-University Göttingen)
  • Martin de la Iglesia (Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen)
  • Péter Király (Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH Göttingen)
  • Bärbel Kröger (Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities)
  • Marion Lamé (CCJ-MMSH-CNRS, France, University and CNR, Italy)
  • Mike Mertens (DARIAH.EU)
  • Maria Moritz (Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities) – organiser
  • Gabriela Rotari (Georg-August-University Göttingen)
  • Sarah Bowen Savant (Aga Khan University, London, UK)
  • Daniel Schüller (RWTH Aachen University)
  • Sree Ganesh Thotempudi (DAASI International GmbH)
  • Nina Wagenknecht (Georg-August-University Göttingen)
  • Jörg Wettlaufer (Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities & Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities)
  • Ulrike Wuttke (Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities)

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