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MWS Web Forum Series ‘The Digital Transformation’

September 23, 2021 – November 4, 2021

Organization: Harald Kümmerle, Franz Waldenberger

Video recordings of the individual sessions are available on the DIJ YouTube channel

The digital transformation (DT) encompasses the digitalization, connectivity, and virtualization of many aspects of our social, political, economic, and cultural life. The way we communicate and organize, access and consume information or design and conduct business have dramatically changed over the last two decades. But DT does not stop here. The resulting abundance of data and the fast development of ICT tools to aggregate, process and analyze these data including self- or deep-learning algorithms further widens and deepens its impact. Data driven knowledge creation offers both opportunities and risks. To exploit the former and control the latter requires new modes of governance. Our Web Forum Series discussed the implications of DT from an international and multi-disciplinary perspective. It put DT in historical context, analyzed the likely consequences for knowledge production and governance, and compared respective national strategies.

This lecture series is part of our research focus Digital Transformation – Discourses, Strategies and Processes.


4. November 2021
Digital Humanities in the Max Weber Foundation

Esther MEIER and Sebastian KINDLER (German Historical Institute Moscow)
Jörg HÖRNSCHEMEYER (German Historical Institute Rome)
Mareike KÖNIG (German Historical Institute Paris)
Anne KLAMMT (DFK Paris)
Jana KECK (German Historical Institute Washington)
moderated by Harald KÜMMERLE (DIJ)

28. Oktober 2021
What the D does to History - The Digital Age as a New Temporal Regime?

Andreas FICKERS (Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History)
moderated by Harald KÜMMERLE (DIJ)

21. Oktober 2021
The Future of Society – National Ambitions and Strategies

Dietmar HARHOFF (Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition)
Ulrike SCHAEDE (University of California San Diego)
moderated by Franz WALDENBERGER (DIJ)

14. Oktober 2021
Data Infrastructures and Open Science

Miho FUNAMORI (National Institute of Informatics)
Jeroen SONDERVAN (Utrecht University)
Helmuth TRISCHLER (Deutsches Museum and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)
moderated by Harald KÜMMERLE (DIJ)

30. September 2021
Governance in the Digital Age

Kaori HAYASHI (University of Tokyo)
Melike ŞAHINOL (OI Istanbul)
moderated by Harald KÜMMERLE (DIJ)

23. September 2021
Knowledge Production in a Data Driven Society

Yoshiaki FUKAMI (Gakushuin University/Keio University)
Itty ABRAHAM (National University of Singapore)
Nadin HEÉ (Osaka University)
moderated by Franz WALDENBERGER (DIJ)