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Episode 10

Dr. Sarah Oberbichler is a postdoctoral researcher and works at the Department of Contemporary History and at the Department of Media, Science and Communication at the University of Innsbruck. She received her Ph.D. in Contemporary History about the reception of immigration in South Tyrolean Newspapers (1990-2015). Currently, she is working on two projects for the analysis and visualization of digital newspapers and digital archives. Her research interests are European and regional contemporary history, migration history, media, and digital humanities.

Episode 9

Stefan Hechl is an MA of history at the University of Innsbruck. He is currently using digital methods on large text corpora to analyse the role of newspapers in the development of the Austrian “nation” after 1918 and 1945. In the NewsEye project, he is based at the Department for Contemporary History as a project assistant.


Episode 8

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Roger Labahn received his doctorate degree in 1987 and finished his habilitation in 1994, both in Discrete Mathematics / Combinatorics. Since then he was Senior Researcher with academic teaching duties in various fields of basic, applied and discrete Mathematics. His major interest and working area changed to Machine Learning and Neural Networks with strong focus on application-oriented research for algorithm design and technology development including software implementation. He led the various research projects of the CITlab groups with several R&D collaborators resp. PhD students, mainly targeting all aspects of Automatic Text Recognition based on state-of-the-art concepts of Computational Intelligence / Machine Learning. Here he was appointed adjunct Associate Professor for Mathematics in 2016.


Episode 7

Hannu Toivonen is a professor of computer science at the University of Helsinki, Finland, since 2002. He works in the areas of artificial intelligence and data science, more specifically in computational creativity, data mining as well as analysis and generation of natural language. Hannu has published some 200 papers and has been cited over 20,000 times.

Episode 6

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eva Pfanzelter is professor of contemporary history and deputy head of the Institute of Contemporary History as well as Deputy Head of the Research Center of Digital Humanities at the University of Innsbruck. She is an expert in Digital History, Migration and Minority History and Central European Contemporary History. She was co-founder and one of two leaders of Austria’s first online contemporary history portal (Zeitgeschichte-Informations-System) in 1996 (discontinued in 2003), is responsible for the growing online oral-history migration video-archive and co-editor of the online, gold-open-access peer-review Journal historia.scribere. After having been nominated several times, in 2014 together with the co-editors she received the Award for Teaching Excellence of the University.

Eva has published two books and (co-)edited eight books (among them peer-reviewed and open-reviewed ones) as well as numerous articles and given many talks and lectures all over Europe and in the US. She is reviewer and juror for internationally highly regarded funding institutions and journals.

Episode 5

Tonica Hunter is a communications expert working on the NewsEye project since June 2018, with a focus on communication strategy and implementation and project result dissemination. Born in London, Tonica studied French and German Language and Literature as an undergraduate at Warwick University and then went on to specialise in Migration Studies at the University of Oxford. Her master thesis was a critical discourse analysis of newspapers on depictions of ethnic rioting in the cities of London (2011) and Paris (2005) comparatively. With academic and professional backgrounds in international affairs as well as roles in communications and event management, Tonica’s professional experience has straddled both the private and public sectors and covers a plethora of communication work and now focusses on the research outputs and tool development results of the NewsEye projects.


Episode 1

Introduction of the Podcast and Mission Statement.


At a kickoff meeting in Vienna we conducted statements with  the project participants attending about their expectations.