Externally funded project

Enhancing Scholarly Publishing in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Innovation through Hybrid Forms of Publication

The first objective of this project is to develop hybrid forms of publications. These will consist of Web sites to complement four books originally or currently being prepared as printed volumes for commercial and university-based publishers. These Web sites will contain a broad range of features that are designed to enhance the printed versions of these books with regard to:
• supplementary resources (e.g., links, blogs, chapter appendices, author profiles);
• chapter visualizations (e.g., animations, figures, tables) in color;
• hyperlinks, both internal and external to the book texts;

01/01/2011 - 30/06/2011
Mid term and long term collaboration.

Modelling science - dynamic models of knowledge production

Models of science can take very different forms from conceptual models based on historical and ethnographic observations to mathematical descriptions of measurable phenomena. In these models, scholars and science itself become “research objects”. The philosophy, history and sociology of science have produced valuable insights in the nature of scholarly activities as a human activity and social system.

Externally funded project

Knowledge Space Lab

The project “Knowledge Space Lab - mapping knowledge interactively” contributes to the new research area of mapping and modelling of science. The project addresses the difference between representing scholarly knowledge in (external) classification systems (such as thesauri, ontologies, bibliographic systems) and “internal” representations based on data- and user-tagging (such as network analysis, user annotations/tagging, folksonomies).

21/09/2009 - 01/03/2011
Mid term and long term collaboration.

Measuring Diversity of Research

The aim of this project is to develop methods for measuring the diversity of research fields and research organisations. These methods shall enable comparisons between the diversity of fields in different countries and time series of the diversity of national fields and research organisations. Owing to the lack of methods for measuring the diversity of research, most claims about the diversity of research are not empirically supported. We attempt to close this gap by developing bibliometric methods for the measurement of research diversity.

01/01/2009 - 31/12/2012
Externally funded project

COST MP 0801 "Physics of Competition and Conflicts"

Recently physicists have extended ideas of atoms and lattices to more generalized concepts of agents and networks and are facilitating new understanding of systems traditionally the province of other disciplines. Applications include, for example, competition between firms, mergers and acquisitions, evolutionary dynamics, cultural change and transportation networks. Set to undergo a renaissance in the 21st century, the area of complexity, rooted in statistical physics and probability theory is at the core of these developments.

 together with  Scharnhorst, Andrea
Mid term and long term collaboration.


01/03/2008 - 31/01/2010