ISCHE Pre-Conference Workshop "Creating, Using and Publishing Research Data and Digital Collections in the History of Education"

On Friday, June 11, 2021, the BBF invites to the virtual ISCHE Pre-Conference Workshop "Creating, Using and Publishing Research Data and Digital Collections in the History of Education" .

The virtual pre-conference workshop organized by the BBF as part of the ISCHE 42 (International Standing Conference for the History of Education) will focus on questions about the creation, use, and publication of research data and digital collections in historical education research.

Increasing digitalization is bringing a process of change and new challenges to researchers and research methods. Research projects are particularly confronted with the question of how they should deal with their digital material during and after their respective research. This applies first and foremost to projects working with digital humanities methods, but is by no means limited to them. The digital work process means that essential phases of research take place in the digital realm and that, accordingly, partial products are created in the form of digital data. These may be carefully compiled research corpora, bibliographies, extensive transcriptions or large data sets derived from multiple sources. They form the basis of the respective research and it is necessary to document them carefully. In pre-digital times the publication of an annotation apparatus, sources and bibliographies and, if appropriate, own source volumes might have been sufficiently substantiated the research results, nowadays it is necessary — especially in the case of large, possibly self-generated data sets or dynamic applications — to precisely prove and document the origin of the data and their transformation. The great heterogeneity of the sources, literature and data basis, which is characteristic of historical research, poses a particular challenge in this context.

The workshop will present approaches to solutions by means of project-related or practice-oriented contributions. It is aimed at researchers in the field of educational history and at institutions of cultural heritage such as museums, libraries and archives.



Friday, June 11, 2021

1:00 p.m.

Opening Remarks & Introduction
Research Data - do they have an Impact on the History of Education and its practice?
Sabine Reh (BBF)

1:25 - 2:15 p.m.

Creation and provision of digital collections or data bases

Pictura paedagogica – visual data for research
Stefanie Kollmann (BBF)

Database for history wall charts in an European perspective
Jacques Dane (Nationaal Onderwijsmuseum, Dordrecht)

2:15 - 2:40 p.m.

Research with digital data in the history of education and production or provision of research data

Vocational education by numbers – uncovering and discovering historical-statistical "raw" data
Stefan Kessler (University of Zurich)

2:40 - 3:00 p.m.   Coffee break

3:00 - 3:25 p.m.

Wilhelm Reins correspondence legacy – Thoughts on the scientific value of historical correspondence source texts for the history of education and special research potentials and added value of searchable digital source corpora
Katja Grundig de Vazquez (University of Duisburg-Essen)

3:25 - 4:15 p.m.

Ways and benefits of publishing research data

Data papers as a key to research data in history of education
Lars Müller (BBF)

Published data from social research as source for contemporary history
Kathrin Zöller (BBF) / Clemens Villinger (GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)

4:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Closing discussion

16:30 p.m.

End of Workshop


The pre-conference workshop is for registered participants of  ISCHE 42.

If you still need the link to the Zoom video conference room, please contact Lars Müller.