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Matthias Arnold, M.A.

Academic Staff

Matthias Arnold, M.A.

Position

  • HRA - Visual Resources

Contact information

Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies
Voßstraße 2, Building 4400
Room 005b
69115 Heidelberg
Germany

Email:
arnold@asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de
Phone:
+49 (0) 6221 54 4094
Fax:
+49 (0) 6221 54 4012

Projects

Curriculum vitae

since 10/2008: Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context", responsible for visual resources in the Heidelberg Research Architecture (HRA) 

10/2007 - 09/2008: “Visual database of Chinese characters engraved in Shandong, China”, in cooperation with the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences. Research grant (2 years), Funded by the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, Taipei. 

04/2007 - 10/2007: Digital resources (TLS, databases), Institute of Chinese Studies 

05/2005 - 09/2008: IT-department Institute of Chinese Studies, Center of Asian Studies, Heidelberg University, since 2006 IT-department of the Center of East Asian Studies (ZO). Permanent post (currently on leave).  

05/2005 - 07/2006: Buddhist Stone Scripture in China, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences. Funded by the German Research Foundation   

04/2002 - 04/2005: Preparations for an online course “Digital Resources for Chinese Studies”, co-funded by the Ministry of Education, Baden Württemberg;
Member Team ChinaResource.org, European Center for Digital Resources in Chinese Studies, Heidelberg University. Funded by the Alfried-Krupp Foundation.  

2002 - 2004: Project consultant, Historical Inscriptions at Cloud Dwelling Monastery. Supported by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation.

08/2001 - 01/2002: Project manager and programmer, CD-ROM: CESAR Lesen 1.1. CES Verlag (Computer Education Systems publishing house), Heidelberg, 2002.  

05/1999 - 07/2001: Media designer/programmer, Cyperfection agentur für neue medien GmbH, (New media agency, Ltd.) Ludwigshafen: CD-ROM, databases, video, shockwave, flash, animation, sound, graphics  

Since 2003: M.A.
studied at Halle, Berlin, Taipei, Karlsruhe and Heidelberg, graduated 2003: East Asian Art History (major), Classical Chinese and European Art History
MA-thesis: "<Schätze für Zhao Mo. Das Königsgrab von Nan Yue>. A case study on implementing multimedia-elements in art-historical projects". M.A. thesis (East Asian Art History, Prof. Ledderose) and CD-ROM Project.
Published at ART-Dok: http://archiv.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/artdok/volltexte/2005/40/

Selected publications

Sun, Liying and Matthias Arnold. “A Space of their Own? Reconsidering Women’s Magazines and the Digital Humanities.” In A Space of Their Own: Women and the Periodical Press in China’s Long Twentieth Century, edited by Joan Judge, Barbara Mittler and Michel Hockx, Cambridge University Press. Under review.

Sung, Doris, Liying Sun and Matthias Arnold. “The Birth of a Database of Historical Periodicals: Chinese Women’s Magazines in the Late Qing and Early Republican Period.” Submitted to Tulsa Journal in July 2014.

Frank, Anette, Dustin Heckmann, Matthias Arnold, Peter Gietz and Christian Roth. "Citation Segmentation from Sparse & Noisy Data: An Unsupervised Joint Inference Approach with Markov Logic Networks." Submitted to Literary and Linguistic Computing in September 2013.

Monroy, Antonio, Tobias Kröger, Matthias Arnold and Björn Ommer. “Parametric Object Detection for Iconographic Analysis.” Submitted to Scientific Computing and Cultural Heritage proceedings, July 07 - 09, 2011 in August 2011.
 

Sun, Liying and Matthias Arnold. “TS Tools: How to design a database of historical periodicals.” TS: Tijdschrift voor Tijdschriftstudies (Periodical for Periodical Studies), (July 2013): 73-78. Online Version.

Arnold, Matthias, Konrad Berner, Peter Gietz, Kilian Schultes and Roland Wenzlhuemer. „GeoTwain: Geospatial analysis and visualization for researchers of transculturality.” In Workshop "Geospatial computing for the arts, humanities and cultural heritage," 5th IEEE International Conference on E-Science, Oxford, 9-11 Dec, 2009, pp. 175-179. Online Version.

Arnold, Matthias. „Buddhist Stone Scriptures of Shandong, China.” In: EVA London 2008. Conference proceedings, edited by Stuart Dunn, Suzanne Keene, George Mallen, Jonathan Bowen, London: The British Computer Society, 2008, pp. 1-8.

Arnold, Matthias. „雲居寺の碑文——CD-ROMのための準備作業” (Historical Inscriptions at Cloud Dwelling Monastery: Preparations for a CD-ROM). In 漢字文化研究年表 (Journal of the study of Kanji Culture), vol. 1 (2006.03), pp. 88-95.

Arnold, Matthias. „Historical Inscriptions at Cloud Dwelling Monastery: Preparations for a CD-ROM.” In Toward an Overall Inheritance and Development of Kanji Culture: Proceedings of the Symposium “Religions in Chinese Script - Perspectives for Textual Research”. Institute for Research in Humanities: Kyoto, 2004, pp. 389-396.

Arnold, Matthias. „'Schätze für Zhao Mo. Das Königsgrab von Nan Yue'. A case study on implementing multimedia-elements in art-historical projects.” M.A. thesis (East Asian Art History, Prof. Ledderose) and CD-ROM Project. Published at ART-Dok.

Arnold, Matthias. Catalog entries, bibliography, glossary. Schätze für Zhao Mo. Das Königsgrab von Nan Yue”, edited by Margarete Prüch. Heidelberg: Braus, 1998.

Arnold, Matthias (ed.). „Die Ostasiatische Kunstgeschichte im deutsch-sprachigen Raum”, annual newsletter of the Institute of East Asian Art History, Mitteilungsblatt No. 28 (September 1997) and No. 27 (September 1996).

Other

07/2012 “Collaborative Video and Image Annotation.” Poster presentation at the Digital Humanities 2012 conference, Hamburg, July 16-21. (Together with Eric Decker and Conelia Knab.) Abstract.

10/2010. "A new Mirror of Kāśī". Interactive presentation of "Kailāsanātha Sukula's Mirror of Kāśī" (Kāśīdarpaṇa, 1876). A Historical Map of Vārāṇasī based on the Kāśīkhaṇḍa and related Texts” using the HyperImage software. Coordination: Jörg Gengnagel. Website.

08/2010. Online database: Chinese Women's Magazines in the Late Qing and Early Republican Period. Coordination: Barbara Mittler, Matthias Arnold, Peter Gietz 

07/2010. Online database: Chinese Entertainment Newspapers. Coordination: Catherine V. Yeh 

12/2008. „Archiving Mothers and Fathers of the Nation in Europe and Asia. Developing a Digitized Prototype of Braided Pictorial Histories“, Online Exhibition of the HRA 2 Pilot Project, Cluster of Excellence 'Asia and Europe in a Global Context', University of Heidelberg. Christiane Brosius, Barbara Mittler, Sumathi Ramaswamy and Thomas Maissen, supported by Cathrine Bublatzky, Eric Decker, Sebastian Gehrig, Michael Mohr, and Matthias Arnold. mothersandfathers.uni-hd.de 

Talks

10/2014 “Ziziphus - An Online Editor for VRA Core 4 XML Metadata.” Session ”Steady as she goes: Images and the Visual Resources Association: preserving the past while embracing the future,” ARLIS/ANZ Conference, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tâmaki, New Zealand, 15-17 October 2014. Online Presentation.

06/2014 “Research annotation of digital images in HRA projects.” Round table Annotation of Digital Media, Heidelberg, 5.-6.6.2014.

05/2014 “Hands-on introduction: Chinese Women’s Magazines in the Late Qing and Early Republican Period.”  Berkshire Conference on Women's History, “Histories on the Edge” – Digital Lab, Toronto, May 25, 2014.

05/2014 “Introduction to WoMag and ECPO Databases.” Workshop Constructing a Multilingual Database in the Humanities: Keyword and Concept Structures for the Project “Early Chinese Periodicals Online (ECPO),” Toronto, May 22-24, 2014.

04/2014 “Digital Humanities Projekte der HRA.” Workshop Methoden und Anwendungen der Digital Humanities in Heidelberg, MADhd, Heidelberg, 2.-3. April 2014.

03/2014 “„Losing My Religion“ – Einsatz einer Videoannotationsdatenbank in der kunstgeschichtlichen Analyse von Musikvideos.” Digital Humanities Deutschland, DHd 2014, Passau, 24.-27.3. 2014. (Together with Thorsten Wübbena.) Abstract.

03/2014 “VRA Core 4 in Transcultural Studies - Adopting Core 4 in a DH Environment.” Session “VRA Core Unbound”, VRA 32nd Annual Conference, Milwaukee, March 11-14, 2014. Slides.

03/2014 “International Copyright Compliance - Use cases from a German Research Institution.” Session ”Case Studies in International Copyright Compliance,” VRA 32nd Annual Conference, Milwaukee, March 11-14, 2014. Slides.

01/2014 “Periodicals and Newspapers in Projects of the Heidelberg Research Architecture.” Workshop Newspapers and Transculturality: New Approaches to Working with Historical Newspapers, Heidelberg, 30. 1. 2014.

11/2013 “Tamboti: A metadata framework for collaborative research.” Scientific Computing and Cultural Heritage 2013 (SCCH 2013), Heidelberg, 19.-20. November 2013. (Together with Eric Decker.)

11/2013 “An Introduction to the Heidelberg Research Architecture (HRA).” Workshop Archives of the Everyday, NIAS Leiden, October 31 – November 11, 2013. (Together with Eric Decker.)

10/2013 “From WoMag to ECPO-Achievements in the Database Development.” Workshop Research on Women’s Magazines in the Digital Era: The ECPO Project, Taipei, Academia Sinica, October 28-29, 2013.

03/2013. Panel 202: Roundtable: "Gender, the Popular Press, and the Digital Humanities: The Development of a Database of Republican Chinese Women’s Magazines and Entertainment Newspapers," AAS Annual Meeting 2013, San Diego, USA, March 23rd, 2013. Abstract.

11/2012. "Collaborative Video and Image Annotation". Presentation at Berliner Gespräche zur Digitalen Kunstgeschichte - I Bildannotation, Institut für Kunst- und Bildgeschichte (IKB) der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 30.11.2012. Website, Poster, Slides.

10/2012 “Selected Digital Humanities Projects of the HRA.” Poster presentation, Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” Annual Conference, Heidelberg, October 10-12, 2012.

06/2012 “Collaborative Video and Image Annotation.“ Poster presentation at the Digital Humanities Conference, DH2012, Hamburg, 18.-20. Juli, 2012. (Together with Cornelia Knab und Eric Decker.) Abstract.

10/2010 “GeoTWAIN” and “Visual Resources” in Session Heidelberg Research Architecture (HRA) - Developing Tools for Cluster Research. Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” Annual Conference, October 7, 2010. (Together with J. Kurtz, D. Withanage, J. Petersen, J. May, A. Mündelein, C. Bertolo, E. Decker.)

08/2010 "The Chinese Women's Magazines Database." Workshop "Shifting Language Registers in Late Qing/Republican China", McGill University, Montreal, August 17-19, 2010.

06/2010 “Visual Resources of the Heidelberg Research Architecture.” Workshop "The transformation of public ritual space in the eastern Himalayas and upland South East Asia" at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, June 18-19, 2010.

02/2010 "Linking and annotating images." Colloquium "Litlink: A Cue Card System in a Research Environment of Collaborative Work, Online Publishing and GIS," Heidelberg, 25-26.2.2010.

12/2009 "GeoTwain: Geospatial analysis and visualization for researchers of transculturality." Workshop "Geospatial computing for the arts, humanities and cultural heritage" at the 5th IEEE International Conference on E-Science, Oxford, 9-11 Dec, 2009. (Together with K. Berner, P. Gietz, K. Schultes, R. Wenzlhuemer.)

09/2009 "GIS and Cultural Flows." SCCH09 - Scientific Computing & Cultural Heritage, Heidelberg, 16-18.11.2009. (Together with Peter Gietz, Kilian Schultes, Konrad Berner.)

02/2009 „HyperImage und das Exzellenzcluster ‘Asia and Europe in a Global Context’.” HyperImage-Konferenz: HyperImage - Bildorientierte e-Science-Netzwerke, Berlin, February 26-27, 2009. (Together with Peter Gietz.)

07/2008 „Buddhist Stone Scriptures of Shandong, China.” EVA London 2008: Electronic Visualisation & the Arts, London, July 22-25, 2008.

07/2008 „Decomposing Inscriptions: Snippets as Link between Text and Image.” Buddhist Epigraphy: State of the Field and New Methologies, Heidelberg, July 3-6, 2008.

11/2007 „Digitization of Chinese Stone Inscriptions.” Scientific Computing and the Cultural Heritage, SCCH Workshop 2007, Heidelberg, November 12-14, 2007. (Together with Lothar Ledderose.)

09/2007 „Thesaurus Linguae Sericae. An Historical and Comparative Encyclopaedia of Chinese Conceptual Schemes.” 27th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Sinological Librarians (EASL), Lund, September 12-14, 2007.

09/2006 „'Tao-tsang. Traveaux d’Index' - A new resource at ChinaResource.org.” 26th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Sinological Librarians (EASL), Moscow, September 13-15, 2006.

05/2006 „Buddhist Stone Scriptures - Documentation of Buddhist Rock Scriptures in China.” International Workshop “Building a scientific database for visual and audiovisual media”. Heidelberg, May 23, 2006. (Together with Lothar Ledderose.)

04/2005 „Historical Inscriptions at Cloud Dwelling Monastery: Preparations for a CD-ROM.” 57th Annual Meeting of the Association of Asian Studies (AAS), Chicago, Mar 31 – Apr 3, 2005.

11/2004 „Historical Inscriptions at Cloud Dwelling Monastery: Preparations for a CD-ROM.” Symposium Religions in Chinese Script - Perspectives for Textual Research, Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University. Memorial Symposium for the 75th Anniversary of its Foundation, Kyoto, November 18-21, 2004.

08/2004 „Introducing Digital Resources. An Online Course in Chinese Studies.” XVth Biennial Conference of the European Association of Chinese Studies (EACS), Heidelberg, August 25-29, 2004.

11/2003 „Zhao Mo de guangpan 趙昩的光盤.” Papers in Honor of Professor Luo Zhao: A Symposium for his 60th Birthday. Heidelberg, November 15, 2003.

03/2003 „King Zhao Mo's Treasures. A CD-ROM Project on the Tomb of Nan Yue.” Symposium Early Guangdong: Between China and Southeast Asia. München, March 21-23, 2003.

07/2002 „Fangshan. Versuch einer Umsetzung von Begehbarkeit.” Multimedia presentation to the Fangshan-Workgroup, Heidelberg, July 16, 2002.

03/2002 „Buddhist archaeology and the computer. Preparing for interactivity.” Symposium Recent Research in Buddhist Studies and Buddhist Art History, Chinese Academy of Science, Department of Buddhist Studies, Beijing, PRC.

11/1999 „City of Dead Poets - with selected poems of Yang Lian.” Presentation of a CD-ROM by Chiho Hoshino at the East Asian Art History department, University of Heidelberg. (Together with the artist, Chiho Hoshino.)

09/1995 „Porzellanproduktion in Jingdezhen, VR China” (together with Lothar Ledderose). XXVI. Deutscher Orientalistentag, Leipzig.

Workshops and teaching

04/2014 HRA Workshop with HERA Single Project

SoSe 2013 „Ethnografische Fotografie in Asien und Europa - Ein transkultureller Ansatz” (C. Bublatzky) with exhibition at Kunstverein Heidelberg; „Urban Anthropology“ (R. Gerritsen); „Popular Culture“(R. Gerritsen) – Teaching blocks, HRA introductions, Hands-on workshops (Ziziphus, Tamboti, Wiki), technical supervision and student support.

WiSe 2012 HRA Introductions to the Cluster’s Research Areas (with Eric Decker).

2012 about 10 regular workshops for intensive editing metadata for Priya Paul Collection

12/2011 “Introduction to the HRA.” Class with GPTS students, Heidelberg, December 08, 2011.

WiSe 2009 “Heidelberg Digital Resources – With a Focus on East Asia,” Classes with GPTS students.

06/2009 “Datenbanken im Cluster Asia and Europe mit Bezug zu den Ostasienwissenschaften.” Class with GPTS students, June 3, 2009. (Together with Jens Petersen.)

06/2009 "Linking and annotating parts of images." Second HyperImage Workshop, Heidelberg, 9.6.2009. announcement

02/2009 "Interlinking and annotating (parts of) images - Making use of HyperImage". Workshop at the Cluster of Excellence „Asia and Europe“, Heidelberg, 9.2.2009.

06/2008 „Standards, Tagging und XML – Ein Beispiel aus der Praxis“. Historisches Seminar, Kurs „Geschichte und Medien“, 10.6.2008, Dr. Schultes.

06/2008 „Chinesische Datenbanken bei CrossAsia”. Workshop der Virtuellen Fachbibliothek Ost- und Südostasien, Heidelberg, 4.6.2008.

05/2008 „Die Datenbanken im Institut für Sinologie“. Hilfsmittelkurs Modernes Chinesisch, 29.5.2008, Prof. Mittler.

08/2004 „Modern China Digital Resources: A hands-on workshop.” 3-day Workshop at the European Center for Digital Resources in Chinese Studies, Heidelberg. www.sino.uni-heidelberg.de/database/ws_modern04.htm

SoSe 2004 „Traditional and Digital Resources for the Study of Pre-Modern China - Hilfsmittelkurs Klassisches Chinesisch” (together with Michael Lüdke). www.sino.uni-heidelberg.de/course_resources/overview.htm

10/2003 „Digital Resources on Premodern China: A hands-on workshop.” 3-day Workshop at the European Center for Digital Resources in Chinese Studies, Heidelberg. www.sino.uni-heidelberg.de/database/ws_premod-ch.htm

04/2003 „Modern China Digital Resources: A hands-on workshop.” 3-day Workshop at the European Center for Digital Resources in Chinese Studies, Heidelberg. www.sino.uni-heidelberg.de/database/workshop_modern-china.htm

04/2003 „Modern China Databases", "Premodern China Databases" Halfday workshops on new databases at ChinaResource.org, Institute of Chinese Studies, Heidelberg.

05/2000 „’City of Dead Poets - with selected poems of Yang Lian’. A multimedia-CD-ROM by Chiho Hoshino.” Workshop with students of the Institute of Chinese Studies, University of Heidelberg at Cyperfection agentur für neue medien mbH, Ludwigshafen. Together with Andrea Riemenschnitter. codp.cyperfection.de/

HRA Workshop-weeks

02/2014 Introduction to the HRA; Scanning Texts and OCR; Scanning Images and Descreening; Annotating Images (Ziziphus, HeidICON); Workflow Photographieren im Archiv; Basic Image Management (Picasa, Bridge, Lightroom); Photoshop Basics; Photoshop Advanced

02/2013 Introduction MediaLab; Workflow Photographieren im Archiv; Scanning and descreening; Optical Character Recognition; Project Slam; Photoshop Basics; Photoshop Advanced; Ziziphus, HeidIcon and image-metadata

02/2012 Introduction MediaLab; Scanning and descreening; Optical Character Recognition; HeidIcon, Image-DB and image-metadata; Photoshop Basics; Photoshop Advanced; InDesign Basics; Tools for Visualisation and presentation of results

02/2011 Introduction MediaLab; Photoshop basics; Photoshop – advanced; Scanning and descreening; InDesign basics; InDesign - Möglichkeiten der Postergestaltung; Visualisierung und Präsentation von Ergebnissen; HeidICON - Image metadata and changes in the new version; Optical Character Recognition

08/2010 Introduction MediaLab; HeidICON - Image metadata and changes in the new version; Photoshop basics; Photoshop advanced; Scanning and descreening; OCR - basic workflows; OCR advanced - Abbyy FineReader

11/2009 Hands-on text digitisation and OCR; Image database HeidIcon and image analysis tool HyperImage; Digitisation of visual resources

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