Digital Humanities

with Aleš Vaupotič

Aleš Vaupotič is a literary comparatist and a curator. He is Professor at the young and vibrant University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia. His work is in the Digital Humanities and is concerned with the building, managing, and studying digital collections of cultural data. Aleš is also a creative artist with a fascination for today's technology, and he experiments with data visualization techniques as well as electronic microscopy.

He participated in the HERA project: Travelling Texts 1790-1914: The Transnational Reception Of Women's Writing At the Fringes of Europe (participating countries: Finland, Norway, Slovenia, The Netherlands, United Kingdom), and in this document he presents some of the novel techniques for information visualisation: Reception of Foreign Women Writers in the Slovenian Literary System of the Long 19th Century."

On the same topic, Aleš co-authored the article "Artistic Visualizations and Beyond: A Study of Materializations of a Digital Database."

Fig. 1 (above) - Aleš and I in his studio in Nova Gorica on March 1st, 2019.
Fig. 2 (below) - Aleš and I met again in Gorizia on October 16th, 2019. I love keeping in touch with my guests! (And audience!)