Welcome to the successfully completed PhDs of the DH Lab at the University of Basel! Here, we proudly showcase our graduates and their impressive projects. Each of these works signifies the successful conclusion of an exciting research journey, which we are delighted to honor here.


The project Bernoulli-Euler Online (BEOL) integrates the two edition projects Basler Edition der Bernoulli-Briefwechsel (BEBB) and Leonhardi Euleri Opera Omnia (LEOO) into one digital platform available on the web. The Beta release of the platform is now Online: beol.dasch.swiss. The dissertation was successfully completed in 2020.

Prof. Dr. Lukas Rosenthaler, Prof. Dr. Robert Iliffe (University of Oxford) and Prof. Dr. Gerhard Lauer 

This study is part of a larger European network, namely ELIT (The Empirical Study of Literature training Network). In this context, Cristina is an early-stage researcher investigating the effects that reading fiction has our lives in terms on the so called “sense of possibility”. The aim of her doctoral dissertation is twofold: identifying what kinds of self-modifying feelings are elicited by text-based fictional worlds, and examining how individual differences influence the way readers respond to the theme of counterfactuality in fiction. 

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Lauer (University of Basel), Prof. Anne Mangen (University of Stavanger), Dr. Moniek Kuijpers (University of Basel)