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)

Digital Imaging in Cultural Heritage Preservation

Marian Clemens Manz
PD Dr. Peter Fornaro, Prof. Dr. Lukas Rosenthaler, Prof. Dr. Karolina Soppa (Bern University of Applied Sciences)

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The edition includes not only all the works Webern himself had forwarded to be printed but also their unpublished variants.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.

Linked Open Usable Data for Cultural Heritage: Perspectives on Semantics and Interoperability

In the present study, two research axes or perspectives have been identified to investigate Linked Open Usable Data (LOUD) for Cultural Heritage, the first axis focusing on Semantics and the second on Interoperability. Examples of LOUD standards are the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) - especially the IIIF Presentation API 3.0, Linked Art and the W3C Web Annotation Data Model. The thesis is grounded 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). The theoretical framework of the thesis is situated through and beyond an Actor-Network Theory (ANT) lens. 

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