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Department History of Science and Scholarship
Contact hannah.busch@huygens.knaw.nl
+31(0)20-4628642

Biography

Hannah Busch is a PhD candidate in the project ‘Digital Forensics for historical documents’.  She studied German-Italian Studies at the Universities of Bonn and Florence (B.A.), followed by the completion of a M.A. in Textual Scholarship at the Free University of Berlin. From 2013 to 2018, she has been a researcher at the Trier Center for Digital Humanities at the University of Trier. In June 2018, she joined Huygens ING. Since 2016, she is a member of the editorial team of the science blog and journal “Mittelalter – Interdiszplinäre Forschung und Rezeptionsgeschichte”.
In her research she is interested in large scale digitization of medieval manuscripts, and how the application of computational methods can support and enhance the work of manuscript scholars. In particular, her focus lies on the application of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for the study of Latin medieval palaeography.

Main publications

Hannah Busch, Franz Fischer, and Patrick Sahle (eds.): Kodikologie und Paläographie im digitalen Zeitalter 4 / Codicology and Palaeography in the Digital Age 4. In collaboration with Bernhard Aßmann, Philipp Hegel, and Celia Krause. Schriften des Instituts für Dokumentologie und Editorik 11. Norderstedt: Books on Demand, 2017.

Hannah Busch, and Swati Chandna: ‘eCodicology: The Computer and the Mediaeval Library’. In Kodikologie und Paläographie im digitalen Zeitalter 4 / Codicology and Palaeography in the
Digital Age 4. Edited by Hannah Busch, Franz Fischer, and Patrick Sahle. Schriften des Instituts für Dokumentologie und Editorik 11. Norderstedt: Books on Demand, 2017. 3-23.

Hannah Busch, and Philipp Hegel: ‘Automatic Layout Analysis and Storage of Digitized Medieval Books’. Digital Philology 6.2 (2017), 196-212.