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DHCH Initiative


The DHCH initiative provides a network to discuss the rich aspects of Digital Humanities, open up the perspective to the wide horizon of digital practices and support digital humanities approaches in arts and cultural heritage. 


The initiative supports the common effort to establish a leading platform in the truly interdisciplinary field of Digital Humanities. Besides digital tools and methods for the application in research, outputs and synergies, the reuse of digital research shall be addressed. Aspects of digital preservation are also of particular importance, as digital research data must be gained, analyzed, maintained, and curated. Thanks to the interdisciplinary base of DHCH, aspects of education in the digital humanities can also be covered.

DHCH supports current research projects and encourage researchers to embark on collaborative projects and grow our understanding of the visual in the digital.

Kick-off Committee
  • Universität Basel, PhD Program in Digital Humanities

  • Universität Bern, Walter Benjamin Kolleg

  • Universität Zürich, Digital Visual Studies

  • Università Svizzera Italiana

  • Université de Genève

With the support of:

  • Istituto Svizzero di Roma (ISR)

  • Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte

  • Schweizerische Akademie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften (SAGW)

  • Virtual Culture - Digital Culture Projects

Activities 2023

Data Science and Digitization of Cultural Heritage DHCH2023
Thisworkshop will take place from the 5th until the 7th of June 2023. It focuses on data science in the arts and the humanities. Flagship projects will be presented and state-of-the-art methods will be introduced. The inalienable benefits of this research are explored and the potential of these interventions is examined. And what about their common criticism?

Fore more, read here

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