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Monika Barget

Member of the academic staff, Digital Historical Research
Room: 03-06, Diether-von-Isenburg-Str. 9-11, 55116 Mainz (Besucheranschrift)
Phone: +49 6131 39 26975
Fax: +49 6131 39 35326


Personal Details:

Studies in history, art history and Catholic theology at Augsburg University (Magistra Artium). 2009-2013 employment in content management, copy-editing, customer service and broadcasting. 2013-2017 doctoral studies at the Centre of Excellence "Cultural Foundations of Integration", Konstanz University. 2017-2018 academic project management at the Centre for Digital Humanities, National University of Ireland Maynooth. Since January 2019: postdoctoral researcher at IEG Mainz (Digital Humanities Lab/Digital Historical Research).

Research interests:

Uprisings, power and government violence in the early modern period (especially 18th c.)
Political history of the British Empire
Political iconography of the early modern period
Censorship and postal interception
Information and disinformation in early modern European media


Monika Barget. 2021. "Power and Identity". In Cultural History of Color: Enlightenment, 1650-1800, Carole Biggam und Kirsten Wolf (ed.), vol. 4. The Cultural History Series. London / New York: Bloomsbury Academic. https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/a-cultural-history-of-color-9781474273732/.
"Hired mobs"– öffentliche Meinung und gesteuerte Menge im frühneuzeitlichen England, in: Jenseits der Ordnung? Zur Mächtigkeit der Vielen in der Frühen Neuzeit, edited by Jan Behnstedt-Renn, Jan M. Sawilla and Rudolf Schlögl, Berlin: Neofelis, due out on 31 May 2019.
(with Susan Schreibman and Pádraig MacCarron) Sphagnum moss, female agency, and the Irish War Hospital Supply Organisation during the First World War, in: History Ireland, vol. 26/5, November 2018: https://www.historyireland.com/volume-26/
«Rebelle malgré lui» : récits de réconciliation et de réintégration dans les biographies politiques britanniques du XVIIIe siècle, in: Histoire et Civilisation du Livre : Revue Internationale, vol. XV, 2018, pp. 247-266.
"The agreeable contrast": British caricatures of the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion (2018) - in: New Approaches to Religion and the Enlightenment, edited by Brett McInelly and Paul E. Kerry, London: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2018, pp. 291-316.
Stadt, Land und suburbaner Raum als Orte des Widerstands: das britische Empire im 18. Jahrhundert, in: Zeitschrift für Agrargeschichte und Agrarsoziologie (ZAA), 2017/2, pp. 37–54.
Monika Barget, "Doing Digital History with Python I: reading (messy) XML & JSON data," in Digital Humanities Lab, 30/04/2020, https://dhlab.hypotheses.org/1406.
Monika Barget, "Doing Digital History with Python II: creating custom Word Clouds," in Digital Humanities Lab, 26/06/2020, https://dhlab.hypotheses.org/1522.

Digital Projects:

»Inside Dublin Castle - The Correspondence of Edward Baker Littlehales, 1808«, digital edition created with MA students at NUI Maynooth (Ireland), supervised by Susan Schreibman and Monika Barget, 2017
Public Humanities board game «engage!», designed in collaboration with Susan Schreibman, Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Sharon M. Leon and Jack Kavanagh at NUI Maynooth (Ireland) in 2017, revised as part of the DH internship by Isabelle Reiß at IEG Mainz in 2019: http://schreibman.eu/engage/
ImgDB (Bilddatenbank der Nachwuchsgruppe „Revolten als Kommunikationsereignisse“), erstellt mit Malte Griesse, David de Boer und Masud Rana an der Universität Konstanz 2013, kontinuierlich überarbeitet mit Alain Hugon, Stéphane Haffemayer und Tiphaine Gaumy bis September 2018, Bereitstellung der Rohdaten 2020: https://github.com/MonikaBarget/ImgDB
Women’s agency and networks in Ireland (1915-1923), erstellt mit Susan Schreibman seit 2018: https://monikabarget.github.io/FeministDH/
Digital History with Python, erstellt seit 2019: https://github.com/MonikaBarget/DigitalHistory

Research projects:

"Digitale Kartenwerkstatt Altes Reich" (DigiKAR) - digital map workshop Old Empire

In cooperation with IfL Leipzig, IOS Regensburg, JGU Mainz and EHESS Paris

The cooperation project develops and tests concepts for the collection, modeling and visualization of site-specific historical information from the early modern Holy Roman Empire (of the German nation). It thus makes a contribution to historical research onthe Old Empire as a space of divided and overlapping rulership, as well as to the further development of digital analysis and visualization of historical data with temporal-spatial properties. Movements of people, things and ideas are not only examined and visualized as physical mobility potentials in complex spaces, but also with regard to their belonging to different, sometimes competing, social, legal and dominant spaces of the Empire Association.

On the edge of Europe? – perceptions of borders and mobility in German island representations, 1648–approx. 1763

The aim of the project is to investigate the perception of supposedly marginalized European island regions in German sources between 1650 and 1750 and to identify concepts of the ideal territorial state, cultural isolation, or pan-European identity that circulated across political and cultural borders.