About us

This website reports about activities and projects of the Collaboratory Simulation which is part of the Virtual Knowledge Studio for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Simulation is one of the methodological foci of the VKS. The availability of digital data has triggered the development of computer-based tools of analysis including statistical analysis, modelling and scenario development. "Simulation" in a broad sense also includes data visualization technologies, virtual reality techniques and gaming. "Simulation" in its various forms is a methodological innovation in humanities computing. The aim of research in the Simulation collaboratory is to develop expertise in simulation and in systematic reflection on the heuristic value of modelling and simulation for theory building in the social sciences and humanities. The Collab is lead by Dr. Andrea Scharnhorst.