Target Group

Doctoral students, postdocs and master students with an interest in the topic.

Aims of the workshop

The main object of the event is to mediate an interdisciplinary dialogue.

Workshop content

The junior research group “From the Caribbean to North-America and Back” (Transcultural Studies, University of Heidelberg) and the Heidelberg Graduate School of Mathematical and Computational Methods for the Sciences are organizing the interdisciplinary workshop “Under construction. Analyzing postcolonial weblogs with literary and computational methods.” The workshop makes academic approaches to personal weblogs accessible which include the very divergent areas of postcolonial literary studies, computational and engineering sciences. The main object of the event is to mediate a dialogue between the various disciplines. For this purpose, three scientists will give us insights into their research: Prof. Dr. Dagmar Monett Díaz from the Berlin School of Economics and Law, who will talk about the Cuban Blogosphere and its census; Andreas Schieber from the Technical University of Dresden, who will discuss the method of content extraction in weblogs; and Chantal Marquardt from the University of Mannheim, who will elaborate on literary approaches to Francophone North African weblogs.


July 11th 2014, 10:00 - 16:00


Im Neuenheimer Feld 368
Room 520
69120 Heidelberg


Please use the   this link to register!

Number of Participants

max. 25 participants