Twin Talk: Bukvik+LitTerra+Colabo.Space - An example of DH collaboration across disciplines, languages, and style

Sasha Mile Rudan, Eugenia Kelbert, Lazar Kovacevic, Sinisa Rudan, Matthew Reynolds

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This paper focuses on a long-term collaboration between the two poles of the DH-dipole; the D-pole: a CSCW (Computer-supported cooperative work) - Computer Science scholar, Sasha Rudan, and the H-pole: a Comparative Literature scholar, Eugenia Kelbert. It involves work with a larger team as well, including this paper’s co-authors, among others. Our research started through a mutual interest in the digital analysis of stylistic features of fictional texts, mostly novels. Eventually, it developed towards designing a new ecosystem for collaborative research in the textual and stylometric DH domains. From a practical research question in stylometry in translingualism, we evolved to developing new tools, a DH infrastructure, later a DH research collaboration ecosystem and metaresearch questions addressing challenges of DH collaboration and its practical solutions. Here, we discuss the oppositions between the different disciplines involved, the challenges we faced on the road, and how we tried to avoid them by getting a level higher in our collaboration.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTwin Talks: Understanding and Facilitating Collaboration in Digital Humanities 2020
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Twin Talks 2 and 3 Workshops at DHN 2020 and DH 2020
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
ISSN (Electronic)1613-0073


  • DH collaboration
  • Methodologies
  • Research challenges
  • Stylometry
  • Workflows

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