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:

Dr. Thomas Burch

Dr. Julian Schröter

Julian Schröter 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.

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:

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?. Since June 2020, she has been researching at the interface between literary studies and computer-based analysis methods in the ZETA project and hopes to find an answer to the question: What’s the purpose of Digital Humanities?

Julia Dudar 

Julia Dudar  studies Computational Linguistics with the focus on Digital Humanities methods and research at the University of Trier. The topic of her master’s thesis is sentiment analysis in a medical context. Her research interests lie in the methods of automatic text analysis and Machine Learning. In the project Zeta, she and Keli Du are responsible for the development of the conceptual model and implementation of statistical measures.

Julian Schröter

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. Since September 2020 she is a research assistant in the project Zeta und Konsorten.