Announcement: Winner of the Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities (GDDH) award 2015

The board of the Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s dialog series award. The winner will be handed a prize of €500 and candidates in the second and third position will receive a notable mention.

 

The winner of the seminar series of 2015 is the paper:

 

Automated Pattern Analysis in Gesture Research: Similarity Measuring in 3D Motion Capture Models of Communicative Action

by

Daniel Schüller et al.

in combination with the presentation given by

Daniel Schüller, Christian Beecks & Irene Mittelberg

from RWTH Aachen University, Germany and University of Alberta, Canada

on 23rd June

The prize is awarded on the basis of an evaluation of both the paper and the quality of the presentation, for which this candidate received 85/100. “It was awesome”, “Valuable for studying the meaning of gestures”, are comments accompanying the scores, which were given for content quality, significance for theory or practice, level of innovation and presentation style by the reviewers of the papers, and by the audience for the presentations.

 

The winner is closely followed by yet another worthy candidate with a paper entitled Reconstructing a website’s lost past – Methodological issues concerning the history of www.unibo.it. The paper, written and presented by Federico Nanni from the University of Bologna (and visiting PhD student at the University of Mannheim), receives a notable mention for its high standard and originality. Nanni received great praise especially for his style of presentation; “I enjoyed it!”, “Very cool style” and “Great presentation” are just some of the immediate reactions of his audience. This candidate received a score of 81/100.

 

The second notable mention is awarded to the paper Visualizing the Results of Search Queries on Ancient Text Corpora with Tag Pies by Stephan Jänicke from the University of Leipzig, which closely followed Nanni’s score with 79/100. Jänicke’s paper was ranked very high and his presentation followed by comments, such as “Really original and innovative” and “This would have a broad appeal.”

 

Evaluation Method

In order to identify the winner, the board based its decision on the scores obtained from the combination of the points awarded by the reviewers of the submitted papers and the points given by the audience during the presentations. The final score for each candidate is the mean of all points summed together from both the paper and the presentation.

The categories of evaluation for the paper were: content quality, significance for theory or practice and level of innovation. The categories for the presentations were the same, with the addition of presentation style. It is important to note that the familiarity of the reviewer with the topic presented was taken into great consideration, lest reviewers be inaccurate in their judgment.

For questions regarding the evaluation method, please feel free to email us at gddh(at)gcdh(dot)de

 

On behalf of the board of the Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities 2015, we would like to thank each and every participant for making this seminar series exactly what we wanted it to be – interesting and inspiring – and for bringing new ideas and DH expertise to Göttingen.  We look forward to the next series in 2016!

 

The GDDH Board

 

Camilla Di Biase-Dyson (Georg August University Göttingen)
Marco Büchler (Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities)
Jens Dierkes (Göttingen eResearch Alliance)
Emily Franzini (Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities)
Greta Franzini (Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities)
Angelo Mario Del Grosso (ILC-CNR, Pisa, Italy)
Berenike Herrmann (Georg August University Göttingen)
Péter Király (Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH Göttingen)
Gabriele Kraft (Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities)
Bärbel Kröger (Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities)
Martin Langner (Archäologisches Institut Göttingen)
Maria Moritz (Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities)
Sarah Bowen Savant (Aga Khan University, London, UK)
Oliver Schmitt (Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH Göttingen)
Sree Ganesh Thotempudi (Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities)
Jörg Wettlaufer (Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities & Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities)
Ulrike Wuttke (Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities)
See also: http://etrap.gcdh.de/announcement-winner-of-the-gottingen-dialog-in-digital-humanities-gddh-award-2015/

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