Digital Humanities in Practice
Digital Methods for the Humanities are often addressed as Digital Humanities and have quite a long history already, although the field itself is mostly regarded as new and innovative. But how do humanities researchers actually practice these new methods? How do projects try to bridge the gap between disciplines such as history and computer science? At Bielefeld University, a project team of interdisciplinary researchers has quite successfully built such a bridge connecting different humanities disciplines with the vast field of computational methods of automated text analysis. As an introduction to the edited volume, this contribution outlines the schematics of such an interdisciplinary endeavor, commenting on the contributions in this volume as well as on broader questions of Digital Humanities in practice and its challenges and sketching out new ideas and perspectives.