Monthly Archives: July 2012

check our student assistants blog!

Posted on July 16, 2012 by admin in Conference

Variables are containers: they are just empty and wait to be filled. It’s like in math class: back to apples and oranges! The participants seem to love the analogies, as we can see by the many tweeds about the workshop. That leaves just one question we’re all excited to find out about: „Mia, can you make pastry?“ „No, but I have a friend who does!“, says Mia, speaking like a programmer.“  -  View the DH2012 through the eyes of our students assistants who are now busy tweeting & blogging DH2012 to the world – check out their latest blogs here!

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workshops have started

Posted on July 16, 2012 by admin in Conference

DH 2012 proceedings have now begun with the first set of workshops under way and about 80 participants who have already picked up their conference bag – and some of them wearing the DH 2012 T-Shirt. Also, all our international and local student assistants have arrived, so our team is now in full force.

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dragon boating on the alster

Posted on July 15, 2012 by admin in Conference,Hamburg,Social Events

Participants  in today’s day-long ADHO executive committee meeting had to put in an unexpected extra hour of hard work by paddling the local organizers across the Alster lake and then through 25 kms of canals in 3 dragonboats. (They should have known better though: one of Hamburg’s partner cities is Shanghai.) Luckily none of the boats capsized – so for now we can still expect the rest of the DH2012 program to go ahead as planned. Here are some first impressions:

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we’re busy packing your bags!

Posted on July 15, 2012 by admin in Uncategorized

Ordered chaos has descended upon the main lobby – everybody’s running to and fro  between piles of boxes, t-shirts, brochures, copies of the Book of Abstracts, flyers, cups of coffee, sweets, our famous “Gummibärchen”. Printers and scanners and notebooks and espresso machines are being set up – and the first conference attendants have already arrived for a sneak preview!

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wet but beautiful hamburg!

Posted on July 14, 2012 by Imke in Hamburg

Believe it, Hamburg is a beautiful city, even when it’s raining.  The weather forecast has unfortunately crushed the hope to present our hometown from its best side (actually the sunny side). Anyway: if you have already arrived in Hamburg and don’t know what to do until the conference finally starts, we collected some of our favorite cultural activities, sports events and other things going on these days in the event calendar

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Posted on July 14, 2012 by admin in Other

All information related to the bootcamp will be made available here. This includes organizational aspects as well as documentation on progress and achievements. Happy Hacking!

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welcome to the first arrivals!

Posted on July 14, 2012 by admin in Conference

48 hs to go, but some ADHO committee members have already assembled in Hamburg and will meet for a day-long exec meeting tomorrow. Also, our twelve international student assistants have begun to arrive – welcome!  The Hamburg team will be packing conference bags with them tomorrow and brief our guests about the venues, podcasting, blogging, surveys, technical matters etc.. Each international student will partner with one of our Hamburg students, so delegates will be assisted by twelve expert teams throughout the coming week.

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Something new APPening @ DH2012?

Posted on July 13, 2012 by admin in Conference

Yes: our DH 2012 conference app for Android has now also gone live – and “Die Welt”, one of Germany’s leading daily newspapers, has published the first article on next week’s event!

In case you’ve checked your abstract and found an error in it, please bear with us: TEI/XLM/XSLT to HTML is a cool thing. In theory, that is… We’re still busy ironing out some glitches; should you happen to notice something that’s gone wrong please feel free to drop us a line.


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4 days to go and 500 on board!

Posted on July 12, 2012 by admin in Conference

With 4 days to go until the pre-conference workshops and registration now closed @ 500 participants the countdown for DH 2012 has definitely begun. Here’s some updated information:

  • we’ve received the Book of Abstracts in print – it’s 579 pages thick, so you better check your luggage allowance…
  • all abstracts are now online
  • the DH 2012 conference app for iPhone is already available at the App Store; the Android version will follow soon
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historical campus tour

Posted on July 10, 2012 by admin in Hamburg,Social Events,Venue

While walking around the campus, you might stumble right into them: cobble stones embedded in the sidewalk pavement, the so-called ‘Stolpersteine’. These monuments created by Gunter Demnig commemorate Jewish Life in the university’s neighbourhood. You can hear the full story and even more about the university’s history on the historical campus tour on Wednesday, July 18. Sign up now, because this tour is limited to only 20 participants!

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