HistData is the blog of Dr. Kaspar Gubler, historian and medievalist at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Projects and activities:
2022-2024 PI of the project ‘nodegoat templates‘. Templates for students, teaching and research for the research software nodegoat (funded by strategic funds of the dean of the faculty of Humanities, university of Bern).
Since 2022 member of HECTOR, a research platform about Heritage, Culture and Norms @ Jagiellonian University Kraków.
Since 2018 secretary and member of the the advisory committee of Atelier Héloïse, an European Network on Digital Academic History (https://heloise.hypotheses.org)
2020 – 2021: PI of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF ) SPARK research project ‘Dynamic Data Ingestion for Data Harmonization’ (http://p3.snf.ch/project-190161), running 2020/2021 (The Intention of the SPARK programme according to SNSF: “The aim of Spark is to fund the rapid testing or development of new scientific approaches, methods, theories, standards, ideas for applications, etc. It is intended for projects that show unconventional thinking and introduce a unique approach”)
2015-2020: Head digital development and project coordinator of the Repertorium Academicum Germanicum (RAG)
Within the Digital Humanities and Digital History I am specialized in data modeling, data management and data visualization (also: troubleshooter for IT projects with a long list of problems). As a historian, I specialize in history of crime (https://www.chronos-verlag.ch/node/20832?highlight=gubler), history of knowledge and university history (https://vdf.ch/gelehrte-lebenswelten-im-15-und-16-jahrhundert-e-book.html?search=gubler&description=true). I am currently working on my habilitation about the University of Dole in the Middle Ages with a digital reconstruction of knowledge spaces. In my spare time: jogging, hiking, ocean sailing as a skipper.