Jana Keck

Research Fellow, Digital History

German Historical Institute Washington
1607 New Hampshire Ave NW | Washington DC 20009
Phone +1.202.387.3355

keck@ghi-dc.org

Biographical Summary

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)