Centre for Digital Humanities Uppsala

The Centre for Digital Humanities at Uppsala University (CDHU) was initiated 1 January 2021, and expands upon the activities of the Forum for Digital Humanities (2015–2017) and the Research network DH Uppsala (2018–2020). CDHU coordinates the digital transformation of Humanities and Social Sciences across Uppsala University. CDHU’s mission is threefold and cover:

  • Research initiation and support (including application support and activities, seminars, and larger events)
  • Pedagogies and education (workshops, courses and other support from MA level to researchers)
  • Digital infrastructure to technically support research in the humanities and social sciences

Call for pilot project support

CDHU has announced a call for applications for pilot project support for digital humanities and social sciences. Deadline is 15 September 2021. All information is found here.

For further questions about the call, please contact Karl Berglund.

– Can I write the application in Swedish? Yes, that is possible. The working language for our research engineers will however be English so you need to be able to communicate in English with them. (But here we will help out of course.) 
– Do I need to have a permanent position at UU to apply? No, any kind of employment/affiliation is sufficient.
– Do I need to make a budget? No, you apply for a technical/methodical need, and then we help you out with that need.
– Can I apply for salary for myself or others, including for technical support? No, that is unfortunately not possible. Should your application be successful we assign a research engineer that is placed within the centre.
What kind of technical competence can I pick from? Please be demanding! Currently options include a wide range of computational expertise, such as computer vision, image processing, Natural Language Processing, data science, GIS and other visualisation expertise and so on. 
​– Can I include scholars from other universities? Yes, that is possible as long as the main applicant and the pilot as such is anchored at Uppsala.
– When will the next call be? In a year, so in June 2022.
– Do I need to make a time plan? No, but we expect these pilots to start quite soon (since they are pilots and not larger projects). Most projects are expected to start in the fall, and all projects need to be finished before the next call.
– What does “infrastructural relevance and reusability” mean? It means possible benefits of pilots, beyond the individual project (e.g. a database open to other scholars, development of a tool that can be helpful to others) 

What is digital humanities? 

Digital Humanities (DH) refers to the interdisciplinary scientific field that combines information and communication technologies (ICT) with the arts, humanities and social sciences. As methods and tools for analysis are increasingly digital, CDHU has the ambition to strengthen DH competence for world leading research and education at Uppsala University. These needs include, for example, knowledge and understanding of available licenses, software, and engineering resources across the university, other open source solutions for humanities and HS; viable solutions for the creation and analysis of research data for the duration of research projects.


CDHU collaborates with researchers, research groups and other actors within Uppsala University, but also welcomes national and international collaboration toward innovative and ground-breaking research and research-driven education. See our ongoing collaborators and projects.

Visit our blog for ideas, research presentations and other outputs from our research network.



Last modified: 2021-09-15