In my talk I would like to reflect on Digital Humanities and Research infrastructures from an international and interdisciplinary perspective. Preserving and documenting cultural and linguistic variety is not only one of the most important challenges linked to the development and future impact of Digital Humanities on scholarly work and methodologies, it is also one of the key elements to be considered in the field of policy making and research funding at the European and international level. I will explore this by reflecting on Digital Humanities and its outcomes from the perspectives of cultural history and linguistic and interdisciplinary diversity; I will also tackle key questions related to building multi-level inter- and transdisciplinary projects and transnational research infrastructures. In addition to considering how Digital Humanities can extend and transform existing scholarly practice I will also consider how it is fostering the emergence of new cultural practices that look beyond established academic circles, for example, interactions between Digital Humanities and works of art.
Claudine Moulin studied German and English philology in Brussels and Bamberg, receiving post-doctoral research grants for manuscript studies in Oxford. She was a Heisenberg fellow of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG); since 2003 she holds the chair for German Philology/ Historical Linguistics at the University of Trier/Germany and is the Scientific Director of the Trier Centre for Digital Humanities. She has published monographs and articles in the domain of text editing, digital lexicography, glossography, historical linguistics, and manuscript and annotation studies. She is a founding member of the Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliches Forschungszentrum (HKFZ Trier). She is a member of the Standing Committee for the Humanities of the European Science Foundation (ESF) and speaker of the ESF-Expert Group on Research Infrastructures in the Humanities. She was recipient of the Academy Award of Rhineland-Palatinate in 2010, Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz.
C. Moulin is co-editor of the linguistic journal Sprachwissenschaft and of the series ‘Germanistische Bibliothek‘; together with Julianne Nyhan and Arianna Ciula (et al.) she has published in 2011 the ESF-Science Policy Briefing on Research Infrastructures in the Humanities (http://www.esf.org/research-areas/humanities/strategic-activities/research-infrastructures-in-the-humanities.html).