- Frank Fischer has been at HSE University since 2016.
Frank Fischer studied Computer Science, German Literature, and Spanish Philology in Leipzig and London and is an Ancien Pensionnaire de l'École Normale Supérieure in Paris. He received his PhD from the University of Jena for his study on the dramatic works of Joachim Wilhelm von Brawe and their contemporary translations into Russian, Danish, and French («Triumph of Revenge», publ. 2013). As a student, Frank worked as a programmer for the Deutscher Wortschatz project and for TextTech, a Leipzig-based company specialised in text mining. After graduating, he was an editor for the Brockhaus encyclopedia and part of the HistVV project at the Leipzig University Library. From 2013 to 2016 he was coordinator of the Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities and staff member of DARIAH-DE. In November, 2016, he was appointed director of DARIAH-EU.
Education and Degrees
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Master's in Humanities
- Chapter Fischer F., Skorinkin D. Social Network Analysis in Russian Literary Studies, in: The Palgrave Handbook of Digital Russia Studies / Ed. by D. Gritsenko, M. Wijermars, M. Kopotev. Palgrave Macmillan, 2021. doi Ch. 29. P. 517-536. doi
- Article Orekhov B., Fischer F. Neural reading. Insights from the analysis of poetry generated by artificial neural networks // Orbis Litterarum. 2020. Vol. 75. No. 5. P. 230-246. doi
- Article Fischer F., Jäschke R. ‘The Michael Jordan of greatness’ – Extracting Vossian antonomasia from two decades of ‘The New York Times’, 1987–2007 // Digital Scholarship in the Humanities. 2020. Vol. 35. No. 1. P. 34-42. doi
- Chapter Schwab M., Jäschke R., Fischer F., Strötgen J. "A Buster Keaton of Linguistics": First Automated Approaches for the Extraction of Vossian Antonomasia, in: Proceedings of the 2019 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and the 9th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-IJCNLP). Hong Cong : Association for Computational Linguistics, 2019. P. 6238-6243. doi
- Article Kálmán T., Ďurčo M., Fischer F., Larrousse N., Leone C., Mörth K., Thiel C. A landscape of data – working with digital resources within and beyond DARIAH // International Journal of Digital Humanities. 2019. Vol. 1. No. 1. P. 113-131. doi
- Chapter Skorinkin D., Fischer F., Palchikov G. Building a Corpus for the Quantitative Research of Russian Drama: Composition, Structure, Case Studies, in: Компьютерная лингвистика и интеллектуальные технологии: По материалам ежегодной международной конференции «Диалог» (Москва, 30 мая — 2 июня 2018 г.) / Под общ. ред.: В. Селегей, И. М. Кобозева, Т. Е. Янко, И. Богуславский, Л. Л. Иомдин, М. А. Кронгауз, А. Ч. Пиперски. Вып. 17(24). М. : Издательский центр «Российский государственный гуманитарный университет», 2018. P. 662-682.
- Article Trilcke P., Fischer F. Literaturwissenschaft als Hackathon. Zur Praxeologie der Digital Literary Studies und ihren epistemischen Dingen // Zeitschrift für digitale Geisteswissenschaften. 2018. Vol. Sonderband 3 doi
- Chapter Orekhov B., Fischer F. The 91st Volume — How the Digitised Index for the Collected Works of Leo Tolstoy Adds A New Angle for Research, in: Digital Humanities 2018: Book of Abstracts / Libro de resúmenes. Mexico : Red de Humanidades Digitales A. C., 2018.
- Chapter Fischer F., Trilcke P., Kittel C., Milling C., Skorinkin D. To Catch a Protagonist: Quantitative Dominance Relations in German Language Drama (1730–1930), in: Digital Humanities 2018: Book of Abstracts / Libro de resúmenes. Mexico : Red de Humanidades Digitales A. C., 2018. P. 193-201.
- Chapter Fischer F., Milling C., Shlosman E., Skorinkin D. Easy Linavis (Simple Network Visualisation for Literary Texts), in: Digital Humanities Russia 2017 Vol. 1. Krasnoyarsk : Siberian Federal University, 2017.
- Chapter Fischer F., Orlova T., Skorinkin D., Palchikov G., Tyshkevich N. B. Introducing RusDraCor – A TEI-Encoded Russian Drama Corpus for the Digital Literary Studies, in: Corpus Linguistics 2017 Abstracts. , 2017. P. 28-31.
- Article Fischer F., Dazord G., Göbel M., Kittel C., Trilcke P. Le drame comme réseau de relations. Une application de l’analyse automatisée pour l’histoire littéraire du théâtre // Revue d'Historiographie du Théâtre. 2017. Vol. 4. P. 1-9.
- Chapter Fischer F., Göbel M., Milling C., Орлова Т. К., Пальчиков Г. Г., Павлова И. С., Pozdniakov I., Skorinkin D., Trilcke P. Life(!) on Stage: Building an interface for the network analysis of TEI-encoded drama corpora, in: TEI Conference and Members’ Meeting 2017 Book of Abstracts Vol. 16. Victoria : University of Victoria, 2017.
- Chapter Fischer F., Göbel M., Kampkaspar D., Kittel C., Trilcke P. Network Dynamics, Plot Analysis: Approaching the Progressive Structuration of Literary Texts, in: Digital Humanities 2017 (Montréal, 8–11 August 2017). Book of Abstracts. Montréal : McGill University, 2017.
- Chapter Trilcke Peer, Fischer Frank, Göbel M., Kampkaspar D., Kittel C. Netzwerkdynamik, Plotanalyse – Zur Visualisierung und Berechnung der 'progressiven Strukturierung' literarischer Texte, in: DHd2017. Digitale Nachhaltigkeit. 13. bis 18. Februar 2017, Bern. Book of Abstracts. Bern : Universität Bern, 2017. P. 175-180.
- Article Edmond J., Fischer F., Mertens M., Romary L. The DARIAH ERIC: Redefining Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities in the Digital Age // ERCIM News. 2017. No. 111. P. 25-26.
- Article Fischer F., Göbel M., Kittel C., Kampkaspar D., Trilcke P. Distant-Reading Showcase. 200 Years of Literary Network Data at a Glance // Proceedings of DHd2016. 2016 doi
- Article Trilcke P., Fischer F. Fernlesen mit Foucault? Überlegungen zur Praxis des distant reading und zur Operationalisierung von Foucaults Diskursanalyse // Le foucaldien. 2016. Vol. 2. No. 1. P. 1-18. doi
- Chapter Fischer F., Göbel M., Kampkaspar D., Trilcke P. Theatre Plays as ‘Small Worlds’? Network Data on the History and Typology of German Drama, 1730–1930, in: Digital Humanities 2016. Conference Abstracts (Jagiellonian University & Pedagogical University, Kraków, 11–16 July 2016). Kraków : , 2016. P. 255-258. doi
- Article Fischer F., Göbel M., Kampkaspar D., Trilcke P. Digital Network Analysis of Dramatic Texts // Proceedings of DH2015. 2015
- Chapter Trilcke P., Fischer F., Kampkaspar D. Digitale Netzwerkanalyse dramatischer Texte, in: DHd2015. Von Daten zu Erkenntnissen 23. bis 27. Februar 2015, Graz. Book of Abstracts. Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities, 2015.
- Article Fischer F., Strötgen J. Un calendario de la literatura española (aplicación para Android e iOS) // Proceedings of HDH15. 2015
- Chapter Fischer F., Strotgen J. Wann findet die deutsche Literatur statt? Zur Untersuchung von Zeitausdrucken in großen Korpora, in: DHd2015. Von Daten zu Erkenntnissen 23. bis 27. Februar 2015, Graz. Book of Abstracts. Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities, 2015.
- Article Fischer F., Strötgen J. When Does German Literature Take Place? – On the Analysis of Temporal Expressions in Large Corpora // Proceedings of DH2015. 2015
- Article Fischer F., Strötgen J. Las estaciones de la literatura. Investigación de estructuras temporales en un gran corpus // Proceedings of AAHD2014. 2014
- Book Fischer F. Triumph der Rache: Joachim Wilhelm von Brawe und die Ästhetik der Aufklärung. Heidelberg : Universitaetsverlag Winter GmbH, 2013.
XXXIX Sunbelt Social Networks Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) (Монреаль). Presentation: Programmable Corpora: Towards a Combined Words/Networks Analysis of Literary Texts
- DIGITAL HUMANITIES MEET-UP HSE (Москва). Presentation: Automatic Extraction of Vossian Antonomasia from Newspaper Corpora
Digital Humanities 2018 - Annual Conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (Мехико). Presentation: The 91st Volume – How the Digitised Index for the Collected Works of Leo Tolstoy Adds a New Angle for Research
- Digital Humanities 2018 - Annual Conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (Мехико). Presentation: To Catch a Protagonist: Quantitative Dominance Relations in German-Language Drama (1730–1930)
Digital Humanities 2016 — Annual Conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (Краков). Presentation: Theatre Plays as 'Small Worlds'? Network Data on the History and Typology of German Drama, 1730–1930
Digital Humanities 2015 — Annual Conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (Сидней ). Presentation: When Does (German) Literature Take Place? – On the Analysis of Temporal Expressions in Large Corpora
2016-03 to present: National Research University Higher School of Economics: Moscow, Russia
2015-07 to 2016-03: Göttingen State and University Library: Göttingen, Germany
2013-10 to 2015-06: Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities: Göttingen, Germany
2009-10 to 2013-09: University of Jena: Jena, Germany
On October 3, the School of History and the HSE Centre for Digital Humanities, with support from the Teaching Excellence Initiative, held a lecture by Dr. Andrew Janco (Haverford College, USA) entitled ‘Engaging Students in the Humanities and Sciences through Digital Scholarship Projects.’ Covering methods for engaging students in project-based research in the digital humanities, the lecture aimed to demonstrate the benefits of researchers working with students as co-investigators with their own research interests and agenda.
Gimena del Rio Riande, a researcher at the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET, Argentina), studies the development, use, and methodologies of scholarly digital tools, as well as how new scientific fields like digital humanities are ‘born’ in a country where technological issues are part of the social, cultural and economic context. At the upcoming XIX April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development, she will be giving a lecture entitled ‘Understanding Cultural Persistence and Change’.
The Easy Linavis web-service allows users to quickly transform a text or any other type of data into a graph, as well as study it by using a social network analysis. You don’t need any special programming skills to use this service.
The scientific landscape is changing before our eyes. Different sciences are becoming more and more intertwined with one another, and this sometimes creates quite unexpected combinations, such as the digital humanities. This field is developing rapidly, with conferences and summer schools now being held on the subject. In addition, HSE recently devoted an entire week to the Digital Humanities. But what is this field and why is it so important?
The latest in a series of student presentations has taken place at the ‘Modern Methods in Humanities’ course with students presenting work carried out with the use of network analysis and graph theory.
The HSE Centre for Digital Humanities jointly with the School of linguistics and the School of history held the Digital Humanities week. Among the participants were the "Memorial" society, the "Prozhito" project, the Open List, the Centre for Digital Humanities at Perm University, the German Historical Institute Moscow, as well as researchers from various HSE schools and departments.
Frank Fisher, Associate Professor in the School of Linguistics, moved to HSE in 2016, having previously worked at Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities. Since then he has helped found HSE's own Centre for Digital Humanities, participated in a summer school on digital literary research, started a junior research group and became a co-director of DARIAH, a pan-European research infrastructure. In the interview Frank talks about the benefits of being a researcher at HSE and describes his own research activities and plans.
Frank Fisher, Associate Professor in the School of Linguistics, moved to HSE in 2016, having previously worked at Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities. With his significant experience in the field, Frank instantly gave boost to digital humanities research at HSE. He became the co-founder of the Centre for Digital Humanities at HSE and is leading a new Junior Research Group on digital literary research. In January Frank became a co-director of DARIAH, a pan-European research infrastructure, with hopes to leverage his involvement there to the benefit of research projects at HSE.
For foreign scholars who come to teach and conduct research at the Higher School of Economics, whether temporarily or on a permanent basis, Moscow, St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod all provide a variety of interesting opportunities to enjoy a quality life. We spoke with several international scholars who now make these cities home about their experiences and the advice they would share with others who may be considering a move.
Tilmann Reuther, Professor at the University of Klagenfurt, and his colleague Joulia Köstenbaumer talk to the HSE News Service about their experience of cooperation with the School of Linguistics and internships in Austria.
The Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, one of the oldest universities in Germany, hosted a three-day workshop on social network analysis of literary texts conducted by Daniil Skorinkin, Lecturer at the School of Linguistics, and Frank Fischer, Associate Professor at the School.
The first Moscow-Tartu School in Digital Humanities has taken place at the Leo Tolstoy House and Museum in Yasnaya Polyana. The school‘s aim is to create an interdisciplinary academic environment in which modern computer methods are applied to the study of texts. The school was organized by the HSE School of Linguistics, Leo Tolstoy House and Museum in Yasnaya Polyana, and the Department of Russian Literature at the University of Tartu.