Projects of Doctoral Students


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: Digital Humanities, Universität Basel.

Sepideh Alassi

Prof. Dr. Lukas Rosenthaler, Prof. Dr. Gerhard Lauer und Prof. Dr. Robert Iliffe

Rhythmisierungseffekt metrisch-regulärer, gereimter Sprache in psychophysiologischer Hinsicht

Judith Beck

Prof. Dr. Lars Konieczny (Universität Freiburg), Prof. Dr. Evelyn Ferstl (Universität Freiburg), Prof. Dr. Gerhard Lauer.

Storytelling in Digital Space, new approaches for Digital Curation

Béatrice Gauvain
PD Dr. Peter Fornaro, Prof. Dr. Lukas Rosenthaler.


Medienwährungen im Wandel: Geschichte der kontinuierlichen Nutzungsforschung elektronischer Medien in der Schweiz

Corinne Hügli-Baltzer

Prof. em. Dr. Neumann-Braun Klaus, Prof. Dr Lukas Rosenthaler. Medienwissenschaft, Universität Basel.


Heterotopien des Krieges

The refugee camps of the Territorial Service 1939-1957. 

Catrina Langenegger

Prof. Dr. Erik Petry, Prof Dr. Lukas Rosenthaler. Basel Graduate School of History, Universität Basel.

Enacting possible selves through fictional worlds: an empirical inquiry into contemporary reading practices

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.

Cristina Loi

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

Digitale Imaging in Cultural Heritage Preservation

Marian Clemens Manz
PD Dr. Peter Fornaro, Prof. Dr. Marius Rimmele (Universität Zürich)

Anton Webern Gesamtausgabe

The edition includes not only all the works Webern himself had forwarded to be printed but also their unpublished variants. It also includes compositions that were never made public in his lifetime, works from his youth and student years, as well as fragments, sketches, arrangements and revisions of his and other scores. Musikwissenschaft, Universität Basel.

Stefan Münnich

Prof. Dr. Matthias Schmidt, Prof. Dr. Lukas Rosenthaler

Mash it up! Intermediale Praktiken im Wandel der digitalen Referenzkultur

Cristina Pileggi

Prof. Dr. Klaus Neumann-Braun, Prof. Dr. Rosenthaler Lukas. Medienwissenschaft, Universität Basel.

Deploying a Citizen Science infrastructure with Linked Open Usable Data (LOUD) standards: perspectives on data modelling and long-term access

As part of the Participatory Knowledge Practices in Analogue and Digital Image Archives (PIA) research project, which aims to develop a Citizen Science platform around three photographic collections of the Swiss Society for Folklore Studies (SSFS), an open and sustainable technological foundation for facilitating the reuse of cultural heritage objects is needed. In the present study, two research axes have been identified for designing this technological foundation, the first axis focusing on Interoperability and the second one on Citizen Science Knowledge Representation.  With respect to interoperability, an assessment of the appropriate technical standards for improved usability of the objects by both humans and machines is required, as a basis for extending the capabilities provided by the Swiss National Data & Center for the Humanities (DaSCH), in charge of the digital preservation and which currently supports the IIIF Image API. The second axis consists of examining the long-term access requirements of a Citizen Science platform and producing a workflow as well as an underlying data model, notably through Linked Art, that can seamlessly incorporate user-generated content.

Julien A. Raemy

PD Dr. Peter Fornaro, Prof. Dr. Walter Leimgruber, Dr. Robert Sanderson (Yale University)

Spielend Geschichte lernen?

Marvin Rees

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Lauer, Prof. Dr. Marko Demantowsky