Monthly Archive: November 2014


New class, new look, new language

In the summer 2013, I gave my first class on Wikipedia. It mainly dealt with Wikipedia as a tool for literary scholars. The students compared articles in the field of literary history in such different Wikipedias as the Italian, the French, the Spanish, the Turkish, the English and the German speaking one. During that term, the focus of interest emerged relatively quickly: it revolved around questions of quotability and authority. A few weeks ago, I started my second class on Wikipedia. This time, it is at the Stuttgart University, where I am teaching Digital Humanities this term. The students are...