Dominic Weber is currently enrolled at the Department of History at the University of Basel where he studies European History in Global Perspective. He set his focus on the potential of digital methods and tools for historical research and teaching of history, as well as the social, economic and urban history of the late Middle Ages in particular.
Besides his studies, Dominic has contributed to the exploration and digital edition of the photo archive of the Swiss Society for Folk Studies, mainly of the Ernst Brunner collection. Furthermore, he was involved in projects at the Department of History at the University of Basel and the State Archives of Basel-City – most recently he assisted in reconstructing the biography of the mummy of the Barfüsser Church and the digital processing of the historic land register of Basel.
At ETH Library Lab, Dominic and Yvonne Fuchs are developing an online database for transcriptions of handwritten documents. Thereby they address a pressing problem in the humanities; manuscripts are crucial sources and their transcriptions are important raw data, but transcripts are rarely published and so remain inaccessible to the public.
Dominic’s and Yvonne’s project is supervised by Prof. Dr. Lucas Burkart, Professor of Late Medieval and Renaissance History at the University of Basel, and Prof. Dr. Tobias Hodel, Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Bern.