I'm Henrik Schönemann —
a digital humanist and historian based in Berlin.

Photo by Friedrich Schuster
  • Studying at HU-Berlin a M.A.: Historical Sciences
    (with an emphasis on Digital History)

  • Working at the department European History of the Middle Ages. Focus: Late Middle Ages
    (Link [German])
  • Member of Open History e.V. (Link [German]).

  • Paradigms

    Logo of 'Antifaschistische Aktion' ('Antifascist Action')Anti-Fascism

    In this society, for which the ideologists have proclaimed the ‘end of ideology’, the false consciousness has become the general consciousness—from the government down to its last objects. The small and powerless minorities which struggle against the false consciousness and its beneficiaries must be helped: their continued existence is more important than the preservation of abused rights and liberties which grant constitutional powers to those who oppress these minorities.
    Herbert Marcuse (1965): Repressive Tolerance

    Logo of OpenAccessOpen-Access

    Those with access to these resources — students, librarians, scientists — you have been given a privilege. You get to feed at this banquet of knowledge while the rest of the world is locked out. But you need not — indeed, morally, you cannot — keep this privilege for yourselves. You have a duty to share it with the world. [...]
    But all of this action goes on in the dark, hidden underground. It’s called stealing or piracy, as if sharing a wealth of knowledge were the moral equivalent of plundering a ship and murdering its crew. But sharing isn’t immoral — it’s a moral imperative. [...]
    We need to take information, wherever it is stored, make our copies and share them with the world. We need to take stuff that’s out of copyright and add it to the archive. We need to buy secret databases and put them on the Web. We need to download scientific journals and upload them to file sharing networks. We need to fight for Guerilla Open Access.
    Aaron Swartz (2008): Guerrila Open Access Manifesto
    OpenClipArt, made by bf5man: "Grumpy Owl".
    Based on "The British Empire, with essays on [...]" (1889).