- Faculty of Humanities / HSE Centre for Digital Humanities
- Assistant Professor:Faculty of Humanities / School of Linguistics
- Frank Fischer has been at HSE 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 co-director of DARIAH-EU.
Education and Degrees
Master in Humanities
- Master Classes of Guest Professors (Master’s programme; Faculty of Humanities; programme "Language Theory and Computational Linguistics"; 1 year, 1-4 module)Rus
- Research Seminar (Master’s programme; Faculty of Humanities; programme "Language Theory and Computational Linguistics"; 1 year, 1-4 module)Rus
- 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. 385-387.
- 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.
- 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.
- Book Fischer F. Triumph der Rache: Joachim Wilhelm von Brawe und die Ästhetik der Aufklärung. Heidelberg : Universitaetsverlag Winter GmbH, 2013. (in print)
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
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.