Development of pictorial iconography in 19th century children's and youth literature and school textbooks: a Distant Viewing Approach

Project objective

As opposed to the computational methods to analyse literary data, mass analysis of pictorial material is still a desideratum within the digital humanities. Using the pictorial material of illustrated Children’s and Adolescents‘ non-fiction books as an example, this project sets out to test the possibilities and potential of a technique paralleling that of the distant reading approach.

Project term

March 2017 - sept 2020

Project participants

Herr Prof. Mandl, Stiftung Universität Hildesheim, Institut für Informationswissenschaft und Sprachtechnologie
Herr. Dr. Schmideler, Universität Leipzig, Erziehungswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Grundschuldidaktik Deutsch 


Fritz Thyssen Stiftung (keine direkte Förderung)


Sigrun Putjenter
Tel.: +49 30 266 436 450

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