Centre for Digital Humanities at Uppsala University
The Centre for Digital Humanities at Uppsala University (CDHU) coordinates the digital transformation of Humanities and Social Sciences across Uppsala University. CDHU’s mission is threefold; we curate:
Research initiation, application support and activities (seminars, workshops, larger events).
Pedagogies and knowledge exchange, initiating, developing and supporting graduate and early career programmes.
Digital research infrastructures and the Humanities and Social Sciences as key resources for research implementation.
Beyond Uppsala University, CDHU welcomes national and international collaboration toward innovative and ground-breaking research and research-driven education.
For more information contact us via email.
What is digital humanities?
Digital Humanities (DH) refers to the scientific field that combines information and communication technologies (ICT) with the arts, humanities and social sciences. Digital Humanities transcends disciplinary domains and essentially renews the way research and education is conducted. 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.
The centre continues and expands upon the activities of the Forum for Digital Humanities (2015-2017) and the Research network DH Uppsala (2018-2020). Throughout the period 2018-2020 the DH Uppsala research network has identified a number of critical needs for Uppsala University, specifically digital research infrastructure, research, education and outreach, in the area of Digital Humanities. These pressing 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; knowledge exchange activities and research education courses, available to researchers who aim at increasing their proficiency and familiarity with tools and methods applicable to digital humanities research.
Verkstaden is located in Engelska Parken (House 4, room 4-0027). Digital Humanities Uppsala is still under development and planning its activities. We welcome collaboration of any kind. Whether you have a new DH research idea or question, wish to promote an ongoing project, or simply are curious – please send us an e-mail and come hang out! We like to think of ourselves as moving beyond the strict confines of scholarly disciplines and hierarchies, so everyone’s welcome.
For questions of any kind please contact either Anna Foka (scientific leader) or Matts Lindström (project coordinator) below.