Jana Keck is a research fellow in Digital History. She studied English and American studies and linguistics at the University of Stuttgart. Before joining the GHI in September 2020, she was a working in the DFG-funded research project “Oceanic Exchanges: Tracing Global Information Networks in Historical Newspaper Repositories, 1840-1914” which boasted a research team of scholars from seven countries in Europe and the Americas to examine transnational and transcontinental news circulation in C19 newspapers. In her PhD-project “Text Mining America’s German-Language Newspapers, 1830-1914: Processing Germanness,” she investigates viral phenomena in America’s C19 German-language press to study the construction and preservation of a German community across states and decades.
Main Areas of Interest
- Digital Humanities (Text Mining, Machine Learning, Visual Analytics)
- American and Transnational History (C19 German Migration to the US)
- Periodical Studies (Historical Newspapers)