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Consortium

The member institutions of the DARIAH-CH Consortium are the following :

Universität Basel is represented by Dr. Vera Chiquet

The Digital Humanities Lab from the University of Basel is an interdisciplinary institution. Its task is to coordinate and promote research, teaching and infrastructure for digitisation in the humanities and social sciences. It is also a central institution in Switzerland for the theory and practice of the digital humanities and offers a Master's programme and a Doctorate in Digital Humanities. The lab has its roots in scientific photography and it was founded in 1924 as “Abteilung für Wissenschaftliche Photographie”. Besides digital editing, corpus building and virtual research environments, computational photography and imaging are still foci of the group in research and lecture.

 

Universität Bern is represented by Prof. Dr. Tobias Hodel

The Digital Humanities program from the University of Bern was begun in August 2013. It offers a selection of courses targeted at scholars of all levels, from undergraduates to post-doctoral researchers. Digital Humanities research is already well-established in several projects throughout the Faculty of Humanities at Bern, ranging through disciplines such as History, Philology, Linguistics, German Studies, Romance-language Studies, and Music.

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne - EPFL is represented by Dr. Matteo Romanello

The Digital Humanities Laboratory DHLAB was founded by Professor Frédéric Kaplan in 2012. The lab develops new computational approaches to manage large digital cultural objects (such as large corpora of texts, images, and complex documents), and to execute high-resolution digitization of artifacts, buildings, and cities. It also aims to develop new understandings of digital cultures, such as visual languages, video culture, and linguistic mediations.

Université de Lausanne is represented by Dr. Matteo Romanello

Since the fall semester 2016, the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies (FTSR), the Faculty of Arts, and the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (SSP) offer an interfaculty master’s program in Digital Humanities. This program complements the long-running and more technically oriented BA and MA programs in Computer Science for the Humanities in the Faculty of Arts. NUCLEUS, a new center within the Faculty of Arts, was established in 2022; it serves as a hub in charge of federating the Faculty’s active or involved members in the impact of digital technology on the Faculty's research and teaching fields. 

Université de Genève is represented by Katja Weigl (Research and Grants Office) and Prof. Dr. Béatrice Joyeux-Prunnel

The chair of Digital Humanities is directly attached to the Dean's Office, and does not depend on any department, which clearly signifies its transversal and interdisciplinary character. The aim of the Chair is to teach the use of digital technology to all human sciences, according to the methods and issues specific to the Humanities. At the same time, it encourages us to reflect on our digital practice, from its use in research to the daily presence of digital technologies in our lives. The Digital Humanities Chair was also created to federate research in Digital Humanities throughout the Faculty of Arts and beyond. Beyond the usual disciplinary silos, it aims to foster collaboration, synergy and the exchange of expertise between all the disciplines of the University, regardless of the school, faculty, or discipline. 

Université de Neuchâtel is represented by Prof. Dr. Matthieu Honegger

The Digital Humanities Lab from the University of Neuchâtel gathers scholars working in the fields of archaeology, geography, history, art history, linguistics, philology and sociology. Parallelly, a close collaboration between the Faculty of Law and the Computer Science Institute of the Faculty of Science has led to the creation of  a second digital humanities unit: the LexTech Institute. The participation of additional faculties from the University of Neuchâtel has resulted in a community of researchers and professors that are dedicated not only to the analysis of the interactions between the legal field and digital technologies, but also to the societal and economic impacts induced by new technologies. The LexTech Institute unites the academic and the industrial worlds in the analysis of interactions between humans and technology by integrating entrepreneurs from the regional tech community as well as experts who are passionate about digital technologies.

Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana (SUPSI) is represented by Dr. Iolanda Pensa

The Institute of design at the Department for Environment Constructions and Design at SUPSI has a specific expertise in open cultural data and open science for arts, design and music. It has implemented research and citizen science, involving open online collaborative projects and collaborating with the communities of Wikipedia, Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, OpenStreetMap and Creative Commons; it is active in opening content of museums and archives in the frame of OpenGLAMs and the GLAMHack. More broadly the Institute promotes research, courses and services in interaction design, open innovation, scientific communication, information design, co-design and design for inclusion.

Università della Svizzera italiana is represented by Prof. Dr. Sonja Hildebrand and Dr. Elena Chestnova 

The Institute for the History and Theory of Art and Architecture (ISA) was recently founded at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture. The various disciplines represented at the ISA – among them the history of art and architecture, philosophy or political thought or film and photographic studies (to cite but a few of the feasible options) – attempt to develop and implement open disciplinary concepts and tools in order to improve our understanding of the physical and social context of artistic and architectural design and production. One of the recent projects carried out in the field of digital humanities is that of Semper editions. 

Universität Zürich is represented by Prof. Dr. Rico Sennrich

The Institute of Computational linguistics has three main units: Text technologies, Phonetics and Speech Sciences, and Digital Linguistics. Hosted by the Institute of Computational linguistics, the Text Crunching Center is a service offered to both external partners or customers and to all departments of the University of Zurich (where we are known as NLP group in LiRI Tech). The TCC is an integral part of LiRI (Linguistic Research Infrastructure), one of several Platforms at the University of Zurich. Parallelly, at the Faculty of Arts there is a unit of Digital Humanities related to Digital Teaching and Research. 

University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland – FHNW is represented by Dr. Linda Ludwig

The Basel Academy of Art and Design (HGK Basel) focuses on the development of positions and enhancement of competencies in Open Science and Open Research Data through various collaborative projects. Practice-based research at HGK Basel includes activities and projects on open knowledge processes and publishing – for example in the Critical Media Lab which is part of the Institute Experimental Design and Media Cultures (IXDM). Additionally, the PhD program MAKE/SENSE in partnership with the University of Art and Design in Linz explores similar topics, and draws on a network of relevant international partners (including the Cluster of Excellence Matters of Activity at Humboldt-University of BerlinSciencesPo Media Lab Paris and Meta-Lab(at)Harvard).

Schweizerische Akademie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften is represented by Dr. Beat Immenhauser

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