History and its Sources – after the Digital Turn - 5.9.-8.9.2017

GRAINES Summer School 2017

The event will be of particular interest to PhD students who are looking to explore the implications of digital history – qualitative and quantitative – for their own projects. The programme will provide opportunities to present and discuss research projects which involve source criticism after the digital turn, i.e. digital approaches to collecting sources and the application of digital technology to analyse these. Further topics of discussion will include qualitative or critical approaches examining the relationship between quantification and the digital turn, such as the history of statistics.

We will address various fields of digital history, including databases as a tool for collecting and analysing sources; computational text analysis; geographical information systems (GIS); and approaches to quantitative and statistical history. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the relevance of digital approaches for their own research.

When & Where

From Tue, 5 September, 5.30 pm to Fri, 8 September 2017, 2pm

Departement of History, University of Basel


You can download the preliminary programme here.

You can download a list of participants here.


The participation fee of € 200 also covers board and accommodation. In justified cases, applicants can apply to be exempted from the participation fee. The number of participants is limited.

To complete your registration, please fulfill this form no later than 23rd June 2017.


Organized by the Basel Graduate School of History and the GRAINES network. For questions, please contact Dr. Roberto Sala, the coordinator of the Basel Graduate School of History, at roberto.sala@unibas.ch