Consortium

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

Universität Basel: Digital Humanities Lab 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: Digital Humanities 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.

EPFL and Université de Lausanne: Digital Humanities Laboratory, Section d’Archéologie et des Sciences de l’Antiquité, is represented by Dr. Matteo Romanello

The Digital Humanities Laboratory  from the EPFL and the University of Lausanne was founded 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.

The Laboratory makes available datasets, tools, interfaces, DH courses and many others.

Université de Genève: the Research and Grants Office and the Chaire des Humanités Numériques are represented by Dr. Liliane Zossou and, respectively, Prof. Dr. Béatrice Joyeux-Prunnel.

The chair of Digital Humanities at the University of Geneva, entrusted to Professor Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel, was inaugurated at the Faculty of Humanities in autumn 2019, in application of the Action Plan of the University's Digital Strategy published in January 2019.  It 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: Digital Humanities Lab, Institut d’archéologie, 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.

Universität Zürich: Institut für Computerlinguistik 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. 

Università della Svizzera italiana: Institute for the History and Theory of Art and Architecture is represented by Prof. Dr. Sonja Hildebrand

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. 

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