SFB 1187 ›Medien der Kooperation‹ an der Universität Siegen
Workshop „Achievements and Challenges in creating a Virtual Garfinkel Archive“
Freitag, 10. Dezember 2021, 16:00 - 19:00 Uhr

The Harold Garfinkel Archive contains thousands of manuscripts, hand-written notes, annotated materials, correspondence, and audio and video recordings that Garfinkel produced over his 70-year career in sociology, as well as materials generated by his contemporaries. The sheer volume and variety of media, their (material) composition and complexity poses challenges for classical archivists and the field of digital humanities alike. Garfinkel’s work and working practices, and the practical reflexivity of ethnomethodology, require creative and new ways of processing, indexing, organizing, displaying and thinking about a virtual archive of his materials. Within the collaborative research center 1187 „Media of Cooperation” three associated projects working on the “Media of Praxeology” are participating in this process: “The ‘Discovery Procedures’ of Science and Technology Studies” (P01); “History of audio-visual sequence analysis as a methodology” (P02); and “Digital Tools and Environments for Research” (P03).

The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum in which members of the three projects working to create a virtual archive within “Media of Cooperation” can share information, reflect upon practical problems and potential (technical) solutions, elaborate ideas, and develop a framework for collaboration going forward. Participants will be invited to present their projects, to reflect on past and current achievements and challenges and cooperatively establish an agenda for the future.



16:00 – 16:05   Welcome

16:05 – 16:25   Introduction (Tristan Thielmann)

16:25 – 16:45   Proposal for a common technical Framework (André Heck)

16:45 – 17:00   Discussion

17:00 – 17:20   Way-finding journeys through the Occasion Maps papers (Patrick Sahle, Enes Türkoğlu, Andreas Mertgens)

17:20 – 17:35   Discussion

17:35 – 17:50   Coffee Break

17:50 – 18:10   Reply and Connection with the ongoing work in the physical Archive (Anne Rawls, Michael Lynch, Jason Turowetz, Clemens Eisenmann)

18:10 – 18:25   Discussion

18:25 – 19:00   Discussion & Conclusion: Past, Present, and Future of a Virtual Garfinkel Archive