Main Team | DHLab Basel

Prof. Dr. Lukas Rosenthaler

Management Team

+41 (0) 61-207-04-90
lukas.rosenthaler@unibas.ch

Bernoullistrasse 32, 4056 Basel
Room 012


My research is focused on the longevity of audio-visual cultural heritage and its use in the digital age. Key aspects are:

  • New tools for the use of digital sources (virtual research environments)
  • Digital archiving and archives (digitization, access, long-term archival, and longevity of digital information)
  • Restoration/reconstruction of visual media, especially moving images

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Dr. Peter Fornaro

Management Team

+41 (0) 61-207-04-87
peter.fornaro@unibas.ch

Bernoullistrasse 32, 4056 Basel
Room 013


I studied electrical engineering, physics, photography, and business administration. My research covers modern camera technology, innovative scanning methods like Reflection Transformation Imaging (RTI), colour science, and digital preservation.
In my lectures I teach media technology, colour science, and photography. I am also responsible for scanning projects and for financial and business matters.

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Dr. Benjamin Geer

Research Fellow

+41 (0) 61-207-04-89
benjaminlewis.geer@unibas.ch

Bernoullistrasse 32, 4056 Basel
Room 014


I do sociological and historical research, and have been working on software development at the DHLab since 2014. In recent years I’ve served as Visiting Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Middle East Studies Center at the American University in Cairo, and taught Arabic at the University of Tübingen. | Read more

Blog: http://socioresources.net/blog/


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Dr. Tobias Schweizer

Post Doc

+41 (0) 61-207-04-89
t.schweizer@unibas.ch

Bernoullistrasse 32, 4056 Basel
Room 014


I'm a postdoc at the DHLab. From 2001 to 2008, I studied history, German literature and computer science for humanities scholars at the University of Basel. In 2014, I finished my PhD on the subject of critical editions in digital media at the DHLab. Together with Lukas Rosenthaler, Benjamin Geer, Ivan Subotic, and André Kilchenmann I'm working on the project Knora/SALSAH. Currently, I'm preparing the Bernoulli-Euler Online project (BEOL). | Read more

Blog: http://tobias-schweizer.ch/blog/


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Dr. des. André Kilchenmann

Post Doc

+41 (0) 61-207-04-89
a.kilchenmann@unibas.ch

Bernoullistrasse 32, 4056 Basel
Room 014


I studied cultural anthropology, media studies, and computer science at the University of Basel. During this time I worked at the Museum of Cultures in Basel and at the university data center. My interests are in photography, design, and digital work in general.
I'm working now on the new SALSAH (v2) user interface and for the Data and Service Center for the Humanities (DaSCH).


Andreas Aeschlimann, BSc

Salsah Developer

+41 (0) 61-207-04-90
a.aeschlimann@unibas.ch

Bernoullistrasse 32, 4056 Basel
Room 012


I studied mathematics at University of Basel and followed lectures in physics, computer science, astronomy and internet technologies. During my studies, I assisted several lectures in Mathematics and at the DHLab. My main interests are life science and information technology, especially web and software development. Currently, I am working for the DHLab on the integration of SALSAH/KNORA sub-projects like the Anton-Webern-Gesamtausgabe and the LIMC database.


Sepideh Alassi, MSc

PhD Student

+41 (0) 61-207-04-89
sepideh.alassi@unibas.ch

Bernoullistrasse 32, 4056 Basel
Room 014


I am PhD candidate in Digital humanities lab working on Bernoulli-Euler online project (BEOL). I have studied applied mathematics and have master degree of Scientific Computing from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden and master degree of Computational Engineering from Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany. After graduation, I have worked as research associate and software engineer for five years mainly developing softwares with C++, Python, and TCL. Besides BEOL, currently I am also working on KNORA/SALSAH project.

Digital Materiality Team | DHLab Basel

Andrea Bianco, MSc

PhD Student

+41 (0) 61-207-09-09
andrea.bianco@unibas.ch

Bernoullistrasse 32, 4056 Basel
Room 020


I am a PhD student in experimental physics at the Digital Humanities Lab.
I develop the software and hardware part of the Digital Materiality project, mainly using technologies such as RTI, PTM, C++, Matlab and WebGL. I help develop SIPI (Simple Image Presentation Interface).
As an assistant, I help students develop film and photographs in the darkroom.
I studied particle physics at the University of Trieste and worked as an R&D engineer. I have a good knowledge of programming practices, image, signal and data analysis, and electrical engineering principles.


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Heidrun Feldmann

Assistant

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heidrun.feldmann@unibas.ch

Bernoullistrasse 32, 4056 Basel
Room 020


I studied art history and German at the University of Basel, and graduated in 2012 with the master’s thesis Architektur und Heiligenkult. Die Inszenierung Thomas Beckets in Canterbury und die Folgen für die englische Gotik am Beispiel von Lincoln. Currently I am working on my PhD project in art history, Die Fassaden mittelalterlicher Sakralbauten in England und ihre Rezeption im 19. Jahrhundert under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Barbara Schellewald.
My research interests include mediaeval art and architecture, especially Gothic architecture in England and Northern Europe, the late 18th- and 19th-century medieval revivals, and the receptions of mediaeval art and architecture in general.
At the Digital Humanities Lab, I am working as an assistant on the SNF Project ‘Digital Materiality’, with a focus on the reproduction of mosaics.

PD Dr. Lothar Schmitt

Post Doc

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lothar.schmitt@unibas.ch

Bernoullistrasse 32, 4056 Basel
Room 020


I am a specialist librarian for art, architecture, and archaeology at the Zentralbibliothek Zürich and a private lecturer at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (ETH Zürich), where I was a research and teaching assistant (2001-2012). At the Digital Humanities Lab, I am participating in the SNF project ‘Digital Materiality’, and have worked on the SNF project ‘Die Bilderfolgen der Basler Frühdrucke’. My research is focused on medieval and early modern art, with a special emphasis on print culture, Renaissance humanism, and architecture.

Project Assistants | DHLab Basel

Dr. Erwin Zbinden

Project assistant

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erwin.zbinden@unibas.ch

Bernoullistrasse 32, 4056 Basel
Room 020


I studied histrory, philosophy and economics, then worked as a photographer for ten years. Then I started programming and built a database for photographers. Combining history and photography led to my PhD thesis about dating photographic film with edge markings. The database can be found under www.bilderdienst.ch.

Currently I work on digital archival file formats and the the Salsah/Knora frontend.

Sonja Gasser, MA

Archives on the move

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sonja.gasser@unibas.ch

Bernoullistrasse 32, 4056 Basel
Room 020


At the DH Lab, I am responsible for the project Archives on the move – Visualization and Communication of the Digitized Photo Archives of Kunsthalle Basel. My main interest is in contemporary art, especially media and digital art, but also in visual communication and web technologies. I studied Art History with special qualification in Curatorial Studies and Museology at the University of Bern. Currently, I am writing my doctoral thesis on Visualization and Communication Strategies for Digitized Art Collections in the PhD program Digital Art History at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.

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Stefan Münnich, MA

Anton Webern Gesamtausgabe

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stefan.muennich@unibas.ch

Bernoullistrasse 32, 4056 Basel
Room 020


The Anton Webern Gesamtausgabe is a critical-historical edition which aims to make Webern's entire oeuvre accessible to musical scholarship and practice in a scholarly form. Based at the Musicology Seminar of the University of Basel the AWG, supported by the Swiss National Scientific Foundation (SNF), works in close collaboration with the Paul Sacher Stiftung (Basel), which holds most of Webern's existing source material. Starting in 2016, the AWG will be released in a Hybrid Print-Online Edition, the printed volumes being published by Universal Edition (Vienna), the online accesible parts being organized via the Knora/SALSAH platform of the DHLab at Basel University. Project pages: anton-webern.ch and edition.anton-webern.ch

Digitizing Team | DHLab Basel