About 3DH

Physically visualizing data empowers human cognitive processes and enables us to see what might not otherwise be seen when reviewing more traditional representations.
(Chavez 2012:3)

Project outline

3DH is a 3-year pilot project funded by Hamburg’s Ministry for Science and Research. It focuses on the dynamic visualisation and exploration of Humanities data from a DH perspective. The ‘third dimension’ of the 3DH approach is not necessarily that of the traditional spacial z-axis in physical objects – rather, we define this as the expression of the semantic and hermeneutic depth which characterises humanistic phenomena.

The major goals of 3DH are to

  • establish a methodological and theoretical orientation for visualisations that respond to the conceptual needs of the humanities researcher
  • develop prototypes of visualisation tools that can serve as demonstrators.

Associated members

Prof. Dr. Marian Dörk (University of Applied Sciences Potsdam)

Prof. Dr. Johanna Drucker (University of California)

Dr. Evelyn Gius (University of Hamburg)

Prof. Dr. Geoffrey Rockwell (University of Alberta)

Florian Windhager (Danube University Krems)

Project team at Hamburg University

  • Prof. Jan Christoph Meister – PI and project leaderuhh-logo
  • Jan-Erik Stange – RA
  • Rabea Kleymann – RA