Coordinator "CeMoG Digital"
Bart Soethaert studied Classical Philology and Modern Greek (UGent), Comparative Literature (KULeuven) and Modern Greek Philology (AUTH). He completed his doctoral dissertation in Modern Greek Studies at Freie Universität Berlin on the subject of The turn towards the 'present-past'. Horizons of the historical novel (1935-1950) in Greece, summa cum laude. Aside from his research work which involves articles and presentations at conferences and workshops, he is responsible since 2008 for the planning and realisation of the e-Learning projects at the Chair for Modern Greek Studies (Spracherwerb des Neugriechischen, Didaktik der neugriechischen Literaturgeschichte, Literaturgeschichtliche e-Assessments).
From 2014 to 2018 he was tasked with the conception and design of the IT infrastructure of the Center for Modern Greece/CeMoG (Webportal and Media Library, Edition Romiosini Online Library, Knowledge Base of the German-Greek cultural and scientific transfer) and was the project manager of "CeMoG Digital" at the Center for Digital Systems (CeDiS). At CeMoG he currently coordinates the technical development of the Online Compendium on German-Greek Entanglements with the Open Encyclopedia System (OES.digital).
Since January 2019 he is also Lead Research-Track Postdoc in Research Area 5 "Building Digital Communities" of the Cluster of Excellence "Temporal Communities". He contributes to developing the Cluster's core concepts and methods from within the digital realm and to strengthening and expanding its international network. His current research focuses on the global reception of Nikos Kazantzakis (1946-1988).