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Digital Methods

Live-Seminar with Univ.Prof. Dr. Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda (Institut für Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft, Universität Klagenfurt)

When: Tuesday, November 8, 13.30 – 15.00

Where: Seminarraum 2, Campus Akademie, Bäckerstraße 13, 1010 Vienna

Registration: Please write an email to tamail(at)

The Institute of Technology Assessment (ITA) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences cordially invites you!

Digital data and methods are hotly debated in a wide variety of social science fields. The comprehensive digital transformation is also changing research and its questions. Research practices are also undergoing a comprehensive transformation. In view of the new possibilities offered by computer-intensive calculations and the increasingly comprehensive access to a wide variety of ‘digital data’, methods are being critically reflected: What are the roles of theory or data and research infrastructures that have to deal with an increasingly significant position of private sector actors?
In the lecture, Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda reports on her experiences in critically approaching digital data and methods, which often demonstrate their potential way beyond the seemingly obvious.

Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda, Professor of Digital Humanities, University of Klagenfurt, reports on her experiences in the critical approach to digital data and methods, which often show their potential beyond the obvious, as part of an ITA seminar at the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda, Professor of Digital Humanities, University of Klagenfurt, is a guest speaker at the next ITA seminar of the Institute of Technology Assessment at the ÖAW.

In light of new possibilities offered by computing intensive calculations and the extensive accessibility of various ‘digital data’, she will shed light on methods and theory on data and research infrastructures, also taking a critical look at the role of private sector actors. In her impulse lecture “Digital Methods”, she is concerned with opening up to the new, rescuing the old and questioning what has long been taken for granted.

Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda Bio