Prof. Dr. Christof Schöch: Full Professor of Digital Humanities


Christof Schöch has been Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Trier and co-director of the Trier Center for Digital Humanities (TCDH) since 2017. His research and teaching focus on Computational Literary Studies, combining a methodological focus on data modeling and quantitative text analysis, the application domain of French literature, and a preference for Open Science practices (open access, open data, open source, replication).

Biographical note

After graduating from high school in Ulm, Christof Schöch studied Romance languages and literature, English and psychology in Freiburg and Tours, graduating in 2003 with a thesis on François Bon.

From 2004 to 2011, he was a research assistant in French literature at the Institute for Romance Studies at the University of Kassel. In 2008, he received his doctorate in French literary studies with a thesis on La Description double dans le roman français des Lumières 1760-1800 (binational doctorate Kassel / Paris-Sorbonne. The thesis was awarded the Prix Germaine de Stael 2010 and was published by Classiques Garnier.

From 2011-2017, he was employed at the Chair of Computational Philology at the University of Würzburg, first as part of DARIAH-DE (Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities), then as head of the BMBF junior research group Computational Literary Genre Stylistics.

In 2017, he accepted the W3 professorship for Digital Humanities at the University of Trier and took over the academic management of the Trier Center for Digital Humanities (TCDH ) together with Claudine Moulin.

Since 2018, Christof Schöch has been Chairman (2018-2022) and Deputy Chairman (since 2022) of the Digital Humanities Association in German-speaking countries (DHd Association). From 2022-2024 he is President-Elect and President of the Constituent Organization Board of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO).

Christof Schöch's scientific activities, including publications, lectures and much more, are documented in detail on his personal website.