Jun.-Prof. Dr. Ulrike Henny-Krahmer

Junior Professorship for Digital Humanities

I am currently on parental leave until the end of September 2024. Please note that while I make every attempt to reply to your email, a response may be delayed. For inquiries regarding the summer semester 2024 courses and the Uwe Johnson-Werkausgabe, please contact my substitute, Dr. Torsten Roeder.


The junior professorship was awarded to the University of Rostock within the framework of the academy project "Uwe Johnson-Werkausgabe" (The Complete Works of Uwe Johnson) of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW). She represents the field of Digital Humanities in both research and teaching.

One focus of my work is on digital editions and text collections, especially with regard to information technology methods of data modeling (including text encoding), data management, and data visualization. In addition, I deal with methods of quantitative text and data analysis such as topic modeling, sentiment analysis, and general approaches of data mining and machine learning and the matter of how they can be usefully applied to research questions in the humanities. Another field of work in which I am active is the evaluation and sustainability of digital research in the humanities. This involves the question of how research results of the digital humanities can be evaluated appropriately, and also how their availability and re-usability can be guaranteed in the long term.

In addition to the methodologically oriented, interdisciplinary perspective, the junior professorship is particularly involved in Germanic and Romance literary studies. This is due, on the one hand, to the professorship's collaboration on the digital "Uwe Johnson-Werkausgabe (The Complete Works of Uwe Johnson)" and, on the other hand, to my professional background as a regional scholar of Latin American and Romance studies.

Current Publications

  • Henny-Krahmer, Ulrike and Martina Scholger (Ed., 2023): RIDE 18 (Scholarly Editions). URL: http://ride.i-d-e.de/issues/issue-18 [Access: 31. December 2023].
  • Henny-Krahmer, Ulrike (2023): "Schöne Aussicht: eine stilistische Positionierung im Romanwerk Walter Kempowskis mit digitalen Methoden." In: Kempowski-Jahrbuch. Volume 2. Ed. by Lutz Hagestedt, Carolin Krüger, Katrin Möller-Funck and Stephan Lesker. Berlin: De Gruyter, 159–189. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783111330938-009.
  • Henny-Krahmer, Ulrike (2023): Genre Analysis and Corpus Design. Nineteenth-Century Spanish-American Novels (1830–1910). Schriften des Instituts für Dokumentologie und Editorik 17. Norderstedt: Books on Demand. HTML version: http://side17.i-d-e.de.

Functions and Memberships

  • Board member of the research network "Entwicklung, Anwendung und Folgen moderner Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien" (IuK) at the University of Rostock
  • Deputy spokeswoman of the board of the Department "Knowledge – Culture – Transformation" (WKT) of the Interdisciplinary Faculty at the University of Rostock
  • Co-convener of the "AG Research Software Engineering in den Digital Humanities" in the DHd
  • Co-managing Editor of the journal "RIDE – A review journal for digital editions and resources"
  • Co-organizer and founding member of the Rostock Working Group Digital Humanities (RosDH)
  • Member of the Scientific Coordination Committee "Editions" in the NFDI consortium Text+
  • Member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft Juniorprofessur (DGJ)
  • Member of the German Romance Studies Association (DRV)
  • Member of the AG Digitale Romanistik in the DRV
  • Member of the Association of Digital Humanities in German-speaking Countries (DHd)
  • Member of the Institute for Documentology and Scholarly Editing (IDE)

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Ulrike Henny-Krahmer

Digital Humanities
Institute for German Studies
Gertrudenstraße 11, Torhaus, Room 03
18057 Rostock

Tel.: +49 381 498 2555
E-Mail: ulrike.henny-krahmeruni-rostockde

Consultation Hour

There will be no consultation hours until the end of September 2024 (except for ongoing theses).