Our team

Prof. Dr. Christof Schöch

Christof Schöch is full professor for Digital Humanities at Trier University, Germany, and Co-Director of the Trier Center for Digital Humanities. He is chair of the COST Action Distant Reading for European Literary History and president of the Association for Digital Humanities in the German-speaking regions (DHd). His focus in research and teaching lies on Computational Literary Studies. His role in the Zeta and Company project is to accompany and consult the team members. In his leisure time, he experiences the similarities between data curation and gardening. More information: https://christof-schoech.de/en.

Keli Du

Keli Du studied Digital Humanities and has been working on his dissertation on the evaluation of Topic Modeling in Digital Humanities at the University of Würzburg since 2016. He is interested in computational literary studies and aims to improve his understanding of the quantitative method of text analysis. Since 06.2020 he has been working as a research assistant for the project Zeta and company. Further information can be found at: kompetenzzentrum.uni-trier.de/en/ueber-uns/employees/keli-du

Julia Dudar 

Julia Dudar studied media science (Bachelor) and then Computational Linguistics (Master) with a focus on Digital Humanities at the University of Trier. From September 2019 to June 2020 she worked as a research helper in the project “MiMoText” at the competence center and from June 2020 to January 2021 in the project “Zeta und Company”. In 2020 she completed her studies with a master’s thesis on the approaches of sentiment analysis in a medical context. Her research interests lie in the methods of automatic text analysis and evaluation as well as in the area of ​​machine learning. Since January 2021 she works as a research assistant for “Zeta and Company” project.

Our partners

Dr. Thomas Burch

Thomas Burch studied computer science at Saarland University, Saarbrücken. Ibid. promotion in computer science with the topic “Parameterized specification of circuits”. Research assistant in the Collaborative Research Center 124 “VLSI Design Methods and Parallelism”. Research assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science in Saarbrücken. Freelance worker at Saarbrücker Zeitung Verlag GmbH, digital media and at the Haufe publishing group in Freiburg. Since April 1998 research assistant at the Competence Center for electronic cataloging and publication processes in the Humanities at the University of Trier.

Former Employees

Dr. Julian Schröter

Julian Schröter was the project coordinator from June 1, 2020 to September 1, 2020. He was deputy of the professorship for Digital Humanities at the University of Trier in the summer semester 2020. He is research fellow at the chair of Digital Humanities at the University of Wuerzburg, where he is currently working on a history of the German novella based on quantitative and qualitative methods. His doctoral thesis on literary self-fashioning was published in 2018. Julian Schröter studied Philosophy and German Literary Studies at the University of Wuerzburg. His focus in research lies on interpretation theory, the methodological and epistemological foundation of Computational Literary Studies, and on German 19th century prose fiction.

Dr. Cora Rok

Cora Rok studied Romance and English Literature and Catholic theology at the universities of Bonn and Roma Tre and has been a research assistant at the Institute for Romance Studies in Bonn since 2015. In 2019, she completed her doctorate in the trinational graduate school Italianistica at the universities of Bonn, Florence and Paris-Sorbonne on the subject of work and alienation in contemporary Italian literature. Up to now, Cora Rok’s research and teaching has focused on film, literary representations of work and the question What’s the purpose of literature/literary studies?. From June 2020 to October 2021 she researched at the interface between literary studies and computer-based analysis methods in the ZETA project.

Evgeniia Fileva

Evgeniia Fileva studied Computational Linguistics at the University of Trier. In her master’s thesis she dealt with dialogue management strategies in dialogue systems. From September 2020 to March 2021 she was a research assistant in the project Zeta und Konsorten.