Katrine Baunvig is associate professor at Arhus University (Denmark), where she also is the Director of the Grundtvig Study Centre of the same university. Her doctoral dissertation delved into a comparative assessment of danish nation builder N. F. S. Grundtvig thoughts on social cohesion and Durkheim. Her current research deals with the development of a Grundtvig a.i. bot using the author’s digitized archives within a computational humanities approach.
In this week’s podcast, Katrine Frøkjaer Baunvig discusses preliminary results from the research project “Waking the Dead”. This project aims to build an a.i. bot of Nikolaj Frederik Severin Grundtvig (1783-1872), a Danish “secular saint” considered to be the father of modern Denmark, who contributed immensely into generating a national consciousness through his writings, both in a political and religious way.