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Dr. C.R.A. (Corinna) Kaiser

Faculty of Humanities
Departement Mediastudies
Photographer: Corinna R. Kaiser

Visiting address
  • Turfdraagsterpad 9
  • Room number: 2.11B
Postal address
  • Postbus 94550
    1090 GN Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Intro

    TRACE - Tracking Radio Archival Collections in Europe, 1930-1960

    In September 2019, I joined the NWO-funded project TRACE (PI: Carolyn Birdsall) as a postdoc in charge of subproject 2, the digital humanities component of the project.

    Coming from a background in Jewish cultural and media studies as well as digital humanities, my task is to explore the data collected as part of our research. I will also be investigating the whereabouts of the protagonists of National Socialist radio politics after 1945.

  • Research

    In subproject 2 of TRACE, I aim to critically assess and test the possibilities of combining tools and techniques for the project’s multi-component, comparative analysis of conflict heritage. Previous research on related topics mainly used archaeology-based tools to examine historical layers in the built environment, whereas historical research about cultural looting during World War II has rarely deployed digital tools to help in mapping geospatial flows or valorisation processes. My design and development of the team’s online repository will provide further scope for presenting digital tool criticism results, as well as the development of linked-data approaches for presenting how factors of time, space and movement connect to objects, people and structures in transnational conflict heritage. In a first pilot study, I will therefore focus on surveying and testing appropriate tools for structured data, using a select corpus of historical catalogues for radio collections (1931-1960), which will allow me to generate initial findings on how to use historical metadata about cultural objects/collections to track time, space and relationships. In this first phase of the subproject, I will also formalise the research data management plan agreed upon by the project team, particularly in relation to archival research (e.g. note-keeping, source collection) and related workflows.

  • CV
    09/2019 - ... Postdoc in Digital Humanities, research project "TRACE - Tracking Radio Archival Collections in Europe, 1930-1960"
    Universities van Amsterdam
    09/2018 – 06/2019 M. Sc. student in Digital Humanities
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

    01/2018 – 09/2018

    Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany

    01/2016 – 12/2017

    Research manager, Forum for Interdisciplinary Religious Studies
    Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany

    10/2011 – 12/2015

    Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany

    01/2011 – 06/2011

    Visiting Scholar, Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life
    Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA

    10/2009 – 09/2011

    Leverhulme Fellow in Judaism, Associated faculty member, Faculty of Oriental Studies
    University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

    12/2007 – 09/2009

    Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Germany


    10/2003 – 08/2008

    Research associate and research manager
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel



    PhD in German Studies, with specialization in German-Jewish cultural history


    11/2002 – 09/2006

    PhD Studies in German-Jewish cultural history
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel


    10/1999 – 10/2002

    MA studies in Jewish and Yiddish Studies
    Universität Duisburg and Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany


    10/1998 – 10/2002

    PhD studies in German Studies and General Linguistics
    Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany


    09/1995 – 10/2002

    Research associate
    Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany



    MA in German Studies

  • Publications


    • Kaiser, C. R., & Birdsall, C. (2020). Von der Kardex-Kartei zur Einführung der Datenverarbeitungsmaschine: Die archivarische Praxis der ersten 20 Jahre des Deutschen Rundfunkarchivs. Rundfunk und Geschichte, 46(1-2), 11-25. [details]


    • Kaiser, C. R. (2014). Gustav Landauer als jüdischer Schriftsteller. Sprache, Schweigen, Musik. (Conditio Judaica ed.) (Conditio Judaica; Vol. 81). Berlin; New York: De Gruyter.
    • Kaiser, C. R. (2014). Gustav Landauer’s Early Novella Geschwister: Dying to Communicate . In P. Mendes Flohr, A. Mali, & H. Delf von Wolzogen (Eds.), Gustav Landauer.: Anarchist and Jew. (pp. 132-154). De Gruyter.


    • Goodman, M., David, J. E., Kaiser, C. R., & Levis Sullam, S. (2013). Toleration within Judaism. The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization.



    • Kaiser, C. (2009). You Shall Tell Your Children: Holocaust Memory in American Passover Ritual by Gubkin, Liora. The Journal of Religion, 138-140.


    • Kaiser, C. R., & Birdsall, C. (2021). Der Kardex als archivarisches Hilfsmittel im Lautarchiv des Deutschen Rundfunks. Info7, 36(2), 50-54. [details]
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  • Ancillary activities
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