Michael J. Price Lab for Digital Humanities

Ant Spider Bee: Exploring the Digital Environmental Humanities

Ant Spider Bee: Exploring the Digital Environmental Humanities

Wilko Graf von Hardenberg

Price Lab Mellon DH Seminar
April 13, 2016 - 12:00–1:30pm
Meyerson Conference Center, Van Pelt Library

The mission of the Ant Spider Bee blog is “to engage academics and practitioners in exploration, discussion, and reflection about digital practices, methodologies, and applications in environmental humanities work.” In this talk Hardenberg will not only explore the editorial policy and technical features adopted to achieve these bold aims, but also delve into the analysis of some of the digital methods and tools featured over the last couple of years and discuss their relevance to both the digital and the environmental humanities.


Wilko Graf von Hardenberg is senior research scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, where he coordinates the working group “Art of Judgement”. He holds  a degree in history from the University of Turin in Italy and a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Cambridge, UK. He also co-edits the blog Ant Spider Bee and is the curator of Arcadia: Explorations in Environmental History, a collaboration of the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society and the European Society for Environmental History. Immediately before moving to Berlin he was DAAD Visiting Professor of Environmental History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, where, beside other topics, he taught digital history. Previously he also worked and researched at the Rachel Carson Center and the Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany, the University of Trento, Italy, and the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy.