Digital Humanities Workbench


In this workbench you can find information relating to the application of digital methods and techniques and the use of digitized resources (e-resources) in many areas of research in the humanities. The information on this website is disclosed in two ways:

Via a clickable site map that shows the structure of the website and its main contents.

Via the menu on the left, which is based on the various aspects of the main work flows in digital humanities research, as depicted in the folowing diagram:

This is a brief explanation of the main menu items:

  • Digital humanities: brief introduction to this topic, including links to more information.
  • From source to data: description of the stages involved in preparing existing (analog) sources and other objects for digital analysis.
  • Data collection: description of the methods and techniques of collecting digital data.
  • Digital data: description of the characteristics of different types of digitized data and the possibilities that they offer for research.
  • Data analysis: description of the most commonly used methods of analysis in humanities research that can be supported by digital tools.
  • Tools: overview of the computer programs that are available to staff and students of the Faculty of Humanities and that are used in the faculty's research and teaching. This section also focuses on more generic tools, such as programming and databases.
  • Devices: description of a number of devices that can be used to support research.
  • E-resources: overview of various digital sources of information available to the researcher.
  • Special topics: a number of specific topics in Digital Humanities.