My PhD thesis was about combining Social and Semantic Web strategies for knowledge representation. Before my PhD, I completed a Magistra Artium degree in History, Media Studies and Information Science in 2005. I have regularly given classes in information science at HHU Düsseldorf and enjoy working in interdisciplinary research teams.
on the web
+ my website at GESIS
Some of my recent and upcoming activities:
- GESIS will host the 3rd International Conference on Compuational Social Science (IC2S2 2017) in Cologne, July 10-13. Call for papers is open until March 01, 2017!
- We have organized the 3rd Computational Social Science Winter Symposium (#cssws16) in Cologne, Nov 29 – Dec 1, 2016.
- I was teaching a class on “Social Media as a Source for Research Data” organized by NCRM, University of Southampton (July 27-28, 2016). (See course material here).
- Short paper with Axel Bruns presented at Web Science Conference 2016: Twitter as a First Draft of the Present – and the Challenges of Preserving It for the Future. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2908131.2908174 (view authors’ version: WebSci16_Bruns+Weller, view slides).
- Short paper with Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda at Web Science Conference 2016: A Manifesto for Data Sharing in Social Media Research. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2908131.2908172 (view slides: WebSci16_Weller+Kinder)
- I’ve been interviewed by the Library of Congress John W. Kluge Center on “preserving social media for future historians” (which was re-posted on Time.com), by Politico and by Inside Higher Ed.
- Videoand slides from my 2015 lecture at the Library of Congress, organized by the John W. Kluge Center: “The digital traces of user generated content. How social media data may become the historical sources of the future.”