New Year, New Adventures

I am elated that this year I am embarking on an exciting new adventure. Because my dissertation is all but finished, I have been able to think about the ‘what after’ question. This has resulted in a year-long fellowship at the German Historical Institute, Washington and George Mason University. That also means that in about a week, I will be moving to the DMV area in order to attend the institutions of this residential fellowship.

During my PhD, I have obviously extensively worked on manuscript newsletters. Thanks to my Gerda Henkel Fellowship, I will be able to continue doing this in a completely different way. Whereas at first, the documents were still mainly transcribed manually, in this fellowship I will aim to integrate Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) technologies in my workflow.