What I Do
I am working as a senior academic librarian and team leader for digital research methods in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Oslo Library. My main task is to support researchers, graduate students, and research staff at UiO by implementing digital research methods and activities. I teach free-standing courses at the library and co-teach in master's and graduate programs at UiO.
My mission is to help people, independent of their background, expand their digital literacy.
I head the digital research methods team. Together with my colleagues, I support you during your research project's life cycle and its dissemination. The digital research methods team at HumSam supports project groups and individual researchers, from master students to Ph.D. and PostDoc researchers to junior and senior researchers.
We can advise you on data capture, creation, enrichment, analysis, interpretation, storage, and dissemination. As subject specialists with solid humanities and social sciences backgrounds, we can provide tailored support for your research projects.
I am a certified instructor and trainer of The Carpentries, an international non-profit organisation dedicated to teaching foundational programming and data handling skills. I also teach and tutor with materials from the Programming Historian, and DARIAH teach.
I teach how to:
- interact with your personal computer using the Unix Shell
- version control your code and writing with Git
- program with the widely used programming language Python
- create powerful digital editions of texts using the markup language XML
- write and publish on the code-sharing platform GitHub
- collect and manage various data using spreadsheets
- work with and tame messy data using the open-source tool Open Refine
- query databases using MySQL
- use an assembly of open-source tools for analysing and visualising patterns in large amounts of text
- build data collections from your reference literature and do analyses with the reference Manager Zotero
- apply a design thinking approach to your (digital) humanities project
I have a solid grounding in the Humanities, with a Magister Artium degree from the Free University of Berlin (Germany), where I studied literature, history, and communication science. I hold a diploma in textual scholarship. I received my PhD in Philosophy of Philology from the University of Oslo.
I have previously worked at the University of Oslo Library's Dept. for Digital Services, the National Library of Norway, the Berlin State Library, and the Free University of Berlin. Since 2009, I have been involved in various digital cultural heritage projects.
My current research projects include:
- history of Digital Humanities in Norway and the Nordic countries
- a Linked Open Data enriched collection of letter metadata from Norwegian cultural heritage collections
- the digital scholarly edition of the Ethica Complementoria and the Tranchier-Buch, an early modern practical guide to polite conversation, etiquette, and table manners
- Digital Humanities in the Nordic and Baltic Countries (DHNB) – Chair
- Carpentry@UiO - Board member