Section "Digital Humanities & Quantitative Methods"

„[T]he use of computers is not aimed towards less human effort, or for doing things faster and with less labour, but for more human work, more mental effort“ (Busa 1976: 3)

Busa, Roberto, SJ .1976. Why can a computer do so little? ALLC Bulletin 4.1: 1–3.

Digitalization is a factor that is having a lasting impact on all areas of science, humanities, and society. Inquiry into the resulting issues and the scientific response to the consequences of digitization are also a central task for the humanities and cultural studies.

The Section Digital Humanities and Quantitative Methods is dedicated to house PhD projects with a focus on digital and quantitative research within the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies. The Section will serve as an environment for pursuing the development and application of digital and quantitative approaches, tools and infrastructures as well as critical reflection on their application in the context of the humanities and philologically oriented cultural studies.

Head of Section

Assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Hannes Fellner, M.A. PhD, Head

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alexandra N. Lenz, Deputy Head


Ass.-Prof. Mag. Mag. Dr. Andreas Baumann, German Studies

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Elias Moncef Bounatirou, Slavonic Studies

Ass.-Prof. Anja-Xiaoxing Cui, Ph.D., Musicology

Assoz. Prof. Mag. Hannes Fellner, M.A. PhD, Linguistics & European and Comparative Literature and Language Studies

Assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Emmerich Kelih, Privatdoz., Slavonic Studies

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alexandra N. Lenz, German Studies

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Melanie Malzahn, Privatdoz., Linguistics

Mag. Dr. Claudia Resch, Privatdoz., ACDH-CH, ÖAW

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christoph Reuter, M.A., Musicology

Univ.-Prof. Dr. -Ing. Benjamin Roth, B.Sc. M.Sc., European and Comparative Literature and Language Studies & Computer Science

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gabriel Viehhauser, European and Comparative Literature and Language Studies