Dr. Berenike Herrmann

Assistant lecturer (Fachbereich Deutsche Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft)


Deutsches Seminar
Nadelberg 4
4051 Basel

Assistant / Postdoc (Digital Humanities Lab)


Bernoullistrasse 30/32
4056 Basel


A scholar pursuing digital modeling of literary discourse and striving to understand the digital transformation of society and the Humanities. 

J. Berenike Herrmann is a postdoctoral research associate (“Oberassistentin”) at the DHLab at the University of Basel. A cognitive linguist, corpus linguist, and literary scholar by training, her main focus is on new methods in the Humanities. She is PI of the Basel SNF-Digital Lives Project Forschungslogiken in den texbasierten DH nach dem Machine Learning Turn, as well as Management Committee member of the COST Action Distant Reading for European Literary Historyand the current chair of the ADHO Special Interest Group "Digital Literary Stylistics".


J. Berenike Herrmann’s research applies qualitative and quantitative methods to different types of discourse. Her areas of interest include literary style, web 2.0 discourse, and epistemology. Key aspects are:

  • computational analyses of style
  • digital annotation and corpus building
  • experimental reader response studies

To see her projects, please click here. Her personal webpage can be found here.

SNF-Project: "Forschungslogiken in den textbasierten Digital Humanities"