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Initiatives

Universities and research institutes all over the world have developed initiatives regarding digital humanities research and infrastructure. There are research centres, research groups, networks, journals and conferences. On this page we will mention a number of national and international platforms, of which the websites offer lots of information about the current state of affairs, trends and new developments. We also highlight a number of Dutch institutions that have a focus on digital humanities and digital humanities centres of universities.

Logo eHumanities eHumanities.nl
The Netherlands Network for Humanities, Social Sciences and Technology eHumanities.NL, hosted by the Royal Academy of Sience (KNAW), is a national platform that brings together expertise and research in the development and use of digital technologies in the humanities and the social sciences. This is the main overarching organization in the Netherlands. On it's website you will find links to all ongoing initiatives and collaborating organizations in the Netherlands, and up-to date national and international eHumanities news.

Logo EADH The European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH)
The EADH brings together and represents the Digital Humanities in Europe across the entire spectrum of disciplines that research, develop, and apply digital humanities methods and technology. These include art history, cultural studies, history, image processing, language and literature studies, manuscripts studies, and musicology, amongst others.

Logo ADHO The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO)
ADHO is a global organisation which promotes and supports digital research and teaching across all arts and humanities disciplines, acting as a community-based advisory force, and supporting excellence in research, publication, collaboration and training. On its website you will find information about major initiatives and conferences, but also about vacancies in the field.

Logo KB The National Library of the Netherlands (KB)
The KB is an active partner in international cooperative efforts to develop new knowledge and technology for the digital library. Focal points are: digital preservation, digitisation, copyright, web 2.0.(see Digital Humanities at the KB).

Dutch research institutes
Major Dutch research institutes with a focus on digital humanities are Huygens ING, a research institute of History and Culture (see e.g. Research projects > ICT), The Meertens Institute for research and documentation of Dutch language and culture and The International Institute of Social History (IISH). Huygens ING, Meertens and IISG are clustered in the KNAW Humanities Cluster, for which a core of researchers has been created, the Digital Humanities Group, which will be a crystallization point for the digital humanities research of the cluster.

Digital humanities centres
Logo CLTL Many universities have digital humanities centres. At VU University, the Faculty of Humanities has a Computational Lexicology & Terminology Lab. The Amsterdam Data Science Centre (VU, UvA, HvA) has a Digital Humanities research discipline. At other Dutch universities you can find the Leiden University Centre for Digital Humanities, the Utrecht Digital Humanities Lab, the Groningen Centre for Digital Humanities, and the eHumanities Team of Radboud University.

Centre for Digital Humanities Amsterdam
Website of the joint university minor Digital Humanities offered by VU and UvA, providing information about courses, internships, reseaerch projects, tutorials, etc.

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