Guido Koller is working in the Historical Analysis Services of the Swiss Federal Archives.
Guido Koller is a Senior Historian, working in the Historical Analysis Services of the Swiss Federal Archives. Originally researching on European relations to South Asia with Ceylon (Sri Lanka) as a focus, since the 1990s he specialized on the History of World War Two. He is particularly known for his research on Swiss refugee policy and participates in the discussion about the new Digital History.
Administrative history is one focus of Guido Koller in the Federal Archives. His new book deals with the digital history.
Tara L. Andrews is Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Bern.
She has a dual background in software engineering and medieval Near Eastern history. She obtained her D.Phil. in Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford in 2009, and also holds an M.Phil. in Byzantine Studies (2005) from Oxford and a B.Sc. in Humanities and Engineering (1999) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her doctoral work focused on the twelfth-century Armenian-language Chronicle of Mattʿēos Uṙhayecʿi (Matthew of Edessa). More broadly, Tara’s research interests include Byzantine history of the middle period (in particular the tenth to twelfth centuries), Armenian history and historiography from the fifth to the twelfth centuries, and the application of computational analysis and digital methods to the fields of medieval history and philology. She is currently working on computational approaches to the theory behind stemmatic analysis of classical and medieval manuscript texts. The suite of online tools developed for this project are freely available online at http://stemmaweb.net/.
Daniel Speich Chassé is Assistant Professor for Modern History at the University of Lucerne.
He was born in Kibuye, Rwanda, and grew up in Switzerland and in Kenya. He studied history, philosophy and ethnology at the University of Zurich. From 1997 onwards he worked at the Institute of History at ETH Zurich. He spent 2007 as a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. In the academic year 2008/09 he was a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IEA) in Nantes and a visiting professor at the University of Nantes, France. Since 2012 he is lecturer with habilitation at the University of Zurich and since 2015 he is lecturer at the Department for Environmental Systems Science at ETH Zurich. His research interests are in global history, the history of knowledge, environmental history, economic history, Swiss history and modern African history. He has published widely in all these fields. His latest monograph is “Die Erfindung des Bruttosozialprodukts” (Kritische Studien zur Geschichtswissenschaft Bd. 212, Göttingen 2013), which reconstructs the global politics of economic knowledge in the age of imperial decline. The main argument of this book is summarized in the paper “The use of global abstractions“ that appeared in the Journal of Global History Vol. 6, Iss. 1, pp. 7-28 in 2011.
Martin Lengwiler is Professor for Modern History at the University of Basel.
He works and publishes in the fields of History of Knowledge, Modern European History, Welfare history and historical methodology. He has been member of the interdisciplinary research group "Historical and Interpretive Approaches to Standards, Quantification and Formal Representations" at the Historical Research Institute, University of California, Irvine (2001) and invited professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris (2009). His recent publications include: Competing Globalizations. Controversies Between Private and Social Insurance at International Organisations (1900-1960), in: Robin Pearson (ed.). The Development of International Insurance, London: Pickering & Chattoo, 2010, p. 167-186; Competing Appeals: the Rise of Mixed Welfare Economies in Europe, 1850-1945, in: Geoffrey Clark et al. (eds.), The Appeal of Insurance, Toronto: Toronto University Press, 2010, p. 173-200; Konjunkturen und Krisen der Verwissenschaftlichung der Sozialpolitik im 20. Jahrhundert, in: Archiv für Sozialgeschichte 50 (2010), p. 47-68 (thematic issue on „Scientization of politics in the 20th century“).
Beat Stüdli is a research assistant at the University of Basel’s Department of History.
He’s currently working on a dissertation on „Insurance policy during the formation phase of the French welfare state (1900-1950)“. He successfully completed a research stay at the ScenciesPo Centre d’Etudes Européennes (Center of European Studies) between 2012 and 2014. In addition Stüdli performed research and published on topics of the field of economic history, insurance industry, and welfare state. Recent and current projects include: The History of the Cantonal Office for Industry, Business and Labor Basel-Landschaft (Vergangenheit mit Zukunft, 2013), Industrial culture in the German-French-Swiss border triangle (Lörrach exhibition 2016), History of the Swiss sample fair “Mustermesse Basel” (contribution to the anniversary publication in 2016), scientific collaboration on the website of the 100th anniversary of the Swiss Federal Social Insurance Office (History of social security). Current publication: Stüdli, Beat: Von der Aufsicht zur Nationalisierung. Beginn und Entwicklung der Versicherungsregulierung in Frankreich, 1900-1950, in: David, Thomas et al. (Hg.): Neue Beiträge zur Wirtschaftsgeschichte. Schweizerisches Jahrbuch für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte 30, 2015, S. 159-175.
Almut Höfert is SNSF professor for the transcultural history of the Arab and Latin Middle Ages at the University of Zurich.
She studied history and Islamic studies in Bonn, Freiburg and Cairo. After participating in projects on the regional history of Baden, she was a research associate at the University of Würzburg for one year. Between 1996 and 2001 she completed her doctoral studies at the European University Institute in Florence with research stays in Vienna, Venice and Paris. From 2001 to 2010 she was assistant professor of History at the University of Basel and was appointed professor in 2014. While she was writing her habilitation thesis, she was a visiting scholar at the American University in Cairo in 2005/6 and a fellow of the Berlin Wissenschaftskolleg in 2006/7. Since 2011 she has held a Swiss National Science Foundation professorship for transcultural History of the Arab and Latin Middle Ages at the University of Zurich. Her main research topics include the history of religions and governance, gender history, travel accounts and Christian perceptions of Islam.
Her publications include Höfert, Almut: Kaisertum und Kalifat. Der imperiale Monotheismus im Früh- und Hochmittelalter, Frankfurt am Main 2015 (Globalgeschichte); Höfert, Almut: Den Feind beschreiben. «Türkengefahr» und europäisches Wissen über das Osmanische Reich 1450-1600, Frankfurt a.M 2003; Höfert, Almut; Opitz, Claudia; Ulbrich, Claudia (Hg.): Geschlechtergeschichte global, Wien 2012.
Sebastian Schüpbach was project collaborator at the Swiss Federal Archives and now works as scientific collaborator in the project linked.swissbib.ch.
Sebastian Schüpbach studied General History, Philosophy, Social and Economic History and Sociology at the University of Zurich from 2004 to 2012. He wrote his master thesis on the "Gotthardbund", a political pressure group in Switzerland during the Second World War. He practiced as intern and project staff in various public archives and libraries, most recently in the Historical Analysis Services of the Swiss Federal Archives. There he has been engaged in (semi-)automated analysis of digitized documents and participated in research projects on the history of the federal administration. Since March 2015 he is employed in the project linked.swissbib.ch where he is responsible for the design and development of infrastructure for the conversion of bibliographic records into a linked data framework. His research interests include digital history and history of modern computing, social and intellectual history of conservatism and proletarian movements in the 19th and early 20th centuries, and the administrative history of modern times. He is also concerned with Semantic Web technologies and search engines, methods of text and data mining, information retrieval and machine learning.
Valérie Schafer is a researcher at the Institute for Communication Sciences of the Paris-Sorbonne University.
After completing her thesis in 2007 on the History of the French packet-switching networks Cyclades and Transpac, and the technical and professional cultures associated with them, she has made the History of the Internet, the Web and digital cultures her research areas. Since 2014, she is head of the project Web90 (Heritage, Memory and History of the Web of the 1990s) supported by the French National Research Agency, and studies the heritagization of digital materials. As such, Web archives are currently at the center of her interests, both as sources and as objects of study (Governance of Web archiving, Digital Humanities approaches, etc.). She is notably the author of La France en réseaux (1960/1980) (Nuvis, 2012) ; Dans les coulisses de l’Internet. RENATER, 20 ans de technologie, d’enseignement et de recherche with Bernard Tuy, (Armand Colin, 2013) ; Le Minitel, l’enfance numérique de la France with Benjamin Thierry (Nuvis, 2012); La neutralité de l’internet, un enjeu de communication with Hervé Le Crosnier (Les Essentiels d’Hermès, CNRS Editions, 2011) ; and co-editor with Benjamin Thierry of Connecting Women. Women, Gender, and ICT in Europe (Nineteenth-Twentieth Century) (Springer, 2015).
Alexandre Serres is senior lecturer in Information and Communication Sciences at the University of Rennes 2.
PREFics lab’s member, he is founder and head of GRCDI (Research Group on Culture and Information Didactics) since 2007, and currently participates in the ANR Project Translit. After his doctoral thesis in 2000 on the origins of the Internet and the conditions of the emergence of the Arpanet network (his thesis was awarded the "Computers and Society" prize of CREIS in 2001), he changed his research area but has never lost interest in Internet history, through courses, trainings, articles, blog posts... For fifteen years, his activities are directed towards the problems of scientific and technical information (within the URFIST Rennes and the URFIST Network), and his research has focused on cultures of information, media and digital (through the concept of "transliteracy"), on the issue of evaluation of internet information (in particular he published "In the labyrinth : assess information on the Internet," C & F Editions, 2012), and the reflection on the traces (digital and analog).
Martine Clouzot is Professor of medieval history at the University of Burgundy (France).
She is specialized in the images of music in the medieval illuminated manuscripts (13th-15th c.).
She has published in French:
- Music, Madness and Nature in the Middle Ages: representations of musician madmen in the illuminated books between the 13th and 15th centuries (images and texts), Bern, Peter Lang, 2014.
- The Juggler, Memory of the Image. Figures, representations and musicality in the illuminated manuscripts, 1200-1330, Bern, Peter Lang Verlag, 2011,
- Images of musicians (1350-1500). Typologies, representations and social practices, Brepols, 2008.
She was co-organiser of the exhibition Middle Ages. Between Order and Disorder (2004) at the Instrumental Music Museum of Paris.
The publication of her next book by Brepols, Music and musicality in the Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts (13th and 15th centuries) is in preparation.
Actually, her researches deal with medieval illuminations, animals and music, especially birdsongs with several colleagues, in different interdisciplinary perspectives. A collective book entitled Birdsong in the Societies of the Past and Today. An Interdisciplinary Research, is in preparation.
In parallel, she is conducting an innovative and collaborative project in the field of sciences of engineering and artificial languages.
Marie-José Gasse-Grandjean is a Research Engineer at the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, University of Burgundy (France).
She has a dual training, she works, publishes, in both medieval history and about digital tools. Her doctoral research was dealing with the books and manuscripts of the Vosges abbeys in the Middle Age. Then she was very committed to two pioneer IT projects in diplomatic discipline, Chartes originales antérieures à 1121 conservées en France (Artem project, 1994-2004) and Chartae Burgundiae Medii Aevi (CBMA project, 2004-2014). She is currently involved in the project of Dictionnaire topographique de la France (CTHS) and the FolimageS project (UMR ARTEHIS). Her publications focus on both the medieval rural history (bannus, obituary, cartulary-register, pancarta, charter-inscription, curtilum, cellula, toponyms) and the tools of this research (database, list and index, medieval Latin dictionary, text mining tool, digitization, electronic publication, website, geolocalisation).
Anthony Glinoer holds the Canada Research Chair in the History of Publishing and the Sociology of Literature and is a professor at the Université de Sherbrooke (Québec).
His work focuses primarily on the history of publishing (Naissance de l’Éditeur. L’édition à l’âge romantique with Pascal Durand in 2005), on the literary imaginary (La bohème. Une figure de l’imaginaire social in 2018, co-direction of Imaginaires de la vie littéraire in 2012 and of Romans à clés in 2014) and on groups of writers and artists (L’âge des cénacles with Vincent Laisney in 2013). Anthony Glinoer also launched the Socius Project which encompasses new editions of classics in the social theory of literature, reedited or original bibliographies and a glossary of concepts assembled by an international team (see the open-access site ressources-socius.info). He is presently directing an international research project on the archives of publishers in the international Francophonie (see the open-access site archiveseditoriales.net).
François Vallotton is Full Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Lausanne. His research focuses on cultural and media history from a Swiss and transnational perspective.
After completing a thesis on the history of francophone Swiss publishing, he collaborated on an editorial project devoted to the history of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, the third and final volume of which was published in March 2012. Since 2003, he has developed numerous teaching and research projects on the history of radio and television with the broader aim of integrating audiovisual sources into a history of the contemporary. In 2016, he co-directed the Swiss National Science Foundation project "Beyond Public Broadcasting: Towards an Expanded History of Television in Switzerland, 1960-2000" with Anne-Katrin Weber. The main ambition of this project was to propose a new critical perspective on the field of television history, the theoretical preconditions of which this Living Book aims to specify. Co-founder of the Interdisciplinary Center for Historical Sciences and Culture at the University of Lausanne, François Vallotton is a research associate at the Center for Cultural History and Contemporary Societies at the University of Paris Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and co-founder of the METIS network, which aims to link different European institutes working on cultural history.
Dr. Anne-Katrin Weber is currently a Nomis Fellow at eikones - Center for the Theory and History of the Image at the University of Basel. Her research focuses on the archaeology of television.
Her first monograph on television exhibition in the interwar period will be published by Amsterdam University Press in 2022. She co-edited La télévision du téléphonoscope à Youtube: pour une archéologie de l'audiovision (with Mireille Berton, Antipodes, 2009) and has published several journal issues, including a special issue of View: Journal of European Television Historyand Culture ('Archaeologies of Tele-Visions and -Realities,' with Andreas Fickers, 2015) and Transbordeur. Photographie, Histoire, Société (‘L’image verticale. Politiques de la vue aérienne,’ with Marie Sandoz, 2022). Her articles have appeared in journals such as Grey Room, Necsus, and Relations internationals, among others. In 2016, she co-directed the Swiss National Science Foundation project Beyond Public Broadcasting: Towards an Expanded History of Television in Switzerland, 1960-2000" with François Vallotton. The aim of this project was to renew critical perspectives on the field of television history. The present Living Book is the result of this collaboration.