The GhentCDH

The Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities (GhentCDH) engages in the field of ‘Digital Humanities’ at Ghent University, ranging from archaeology and geography to linguistics and cultural studies. It develops DH collaboration and supports research projects, teaching activities and infrastructure projects across the faculties.

  • DH Support

    The Ghent CDH offers advice and guidance throughout the research project lifecycle where digital tools, methods or collections are used. For the research data management and training we work closely with the Library Lab of the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Library. 

  • Geospatial analysis

    The Ghent CDH offers advice, support and training regarding geospatial data management, analysis and visualisation to the humanities and social sciences researchers at the Ghent University.

  • Digital text analysis

    The GhentCDH aims to improve digital text analysis at Ghent University by offering support and information to researchers. You can contact us for advice on TEI and digital editions, working with digital text analysis tools, and using computer-assisted qualitative data analysis.

  • Collaborative databases

    The GhentCDH offers advice and support for collaborative databases at Ghent University. It helps researchers to develop a database instance, powered by e.g. Nodegoat. It provides advice regarding data standards and linked data.

News

The GhentCDH is looking for a full time application developer

For the Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities (GhentCDH) and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (Ghent University) we are looking for a full time all-round application developer, that will work closely together with the research unit Database, Document and Content Management and the Internet Technology and Data Science Lab (Faculty of Engineering). This developer will be responsible for : (1) The design, development and support of database systems for humanities researchers; (2)Coding of intuitive search interfaces; (3) Development of scalable modular solutions and (4) Linked data digital ecosystems

2wards a Transnational Biographical Infrastructure

In the context of GhentCDH's pilot project TIC Collaborative, much data on persons, organisations and congresses involved in the field of social reform have been gathered. In a new CLARIAH Research Pilot project (2017-2018) 2TBI (2wards a Transnational Biographical Infrastructure), subsets of these TIC-data will be used to create a linked data environment with CLARIAH's Historical Person Entities Portal.

2TBI has three main goals:

Workshop: Network Analysis in Digital Humanities

On Friday 16 June  2017 (from 10:30 - 16:30), as part of the Doctoral School "Loading: Methods and approaches in Digital Humanities", a toolbox session on Network Analysis in Digital Humanities  will take place. In this course we will discuss both theoretical, practical and technical aspects to using a network approach in DH research. You will learn what network analysis is and how you can possibly integrate into your research. In addition there will be a tutorial on the tool- UCINET, where you will learn some basics of visualizing and analysis of networks.

Apply now!

Job: DARIAH and Digital Humanities Coordinator, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Digital Dreams

Call for Papers: 'Digital Dreams' conference, Ghent, 8-9 September 2017

Workshop: Digital Heritage and Culture

Workshop: Digital text analysis (Mike Kestemont, University of Antwerp)

Jörg Piringer

Talk with Jörg Piringer (Digital Poet, Vienna)

Digital approaches towards serial publications (18th–20th centuries)

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