Marbach »Poetry Hackathon« on Hölderlin, Schiller, Mörike and Celan. Online colloquium on June 18, 2021. With a conversation with Hannes Bajohr.

Alexa Hennemann, DLA Marbach's picture
June 18, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Literature, Linguistics, Digital Humanities, Composition & Rhetoric

»Counting. Reading Hölderlin with your fingers« is the title of one of the sections in the recently reopened exhibition »Hölderlin, Celan and the Languages of Poetry« at the Museum of Modern Literature (extended until September 19). The focus here is on a quantitative approach to Hölderlin's poems: What can we literally count with our fingers, where and how does the computer help with this? The DLA is now expanding this space with a Marbach 'poetry hackathon': Scholars from Halle, Marbach, Moscow, Potsdam, Stuttgart, and Würzburg have conducted digital analyses of curated data on the poems of Schiller, Mörike, Hölderlin, and Celan.


The virtual event will begin at 9 a.m. (CEST) on June 18. Please register in advance by June 17 at: 


The presentation and discussion of the individual research projects will be followed by a talk with the literary scholar and writer Hannes Bajohr about poetry and artificial intelligence.


Current information, programme and documentation at


Concept: Heike Gfrereis (German Literature Archive Marbach (Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach – DLA) and Peer Trilcke (Theodor-Fontane-Archiv | University of Potsdam). In cooperation with the Research Network Marbach Weimar Wolfenbüttel, SDC4Lit and the Network for Digital Humanities at the University of Potsdam.

Contact Info: 

Heike Gfrereis, Head of the Museums, German Literature Archive Marbach (Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach - DLA)
Alexa Hennemann, Head of Communication Department, German Literature Archive Marbach (Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach - DLA)

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