Team

Directors

Gunther Martens

Prof. dr. Gunther Martens is co-director of the Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities and Research Professor of German Literature and a member of the Literature Department at Ghent University. He has a Master in "Germanic Languages" (Ghent University, 1998) and a Master in Literary Studies (Antwerp University, 1999). In the period 2006-2010 he was Professor of Literary Theory at the Free University of Brussels and Professor of German Literature at  [...] Read full biography

Christophe Verbruggen

Prof. dr. Christophe Verbruggen is director of the Ghent Centre for Digital humanities and associate professor at the research unit Social History since 1750. He is also a member of the Institute of Public History and the Centre for the History of Science at Ghent University. He directs DARIAH-VL/ [...] Read full biography

Coordinators

Sally Chambers

Sally Chambers is Digital Humanities Research Coordinator at the Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities. She is the first point of contact for researchers who are interested in using digital tools, methods and collections in their research. Sally provides advice and guidance on funding proposals with a digital component and on digital project management. She is the day-to-day coordinator of Belgian participation in DARIAH, the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and [...] Read full biography

Other

Hans Blomme

Hans Blomme is master in History (2010) and has been working for the GhentCDH since 2012. He maintained the Virtual Research Environment of TIC Collaborative and contributed to the development and use of analytical tools. He developed skills and knowledge of database systems and content management systems for historical research. Since 2013 he has been working as the Department of History’s policy officer “Historical cartography and historical data processing”. Next to [...] Read full biography

Joke Daems

Joke Daems is a postdoctoral research assistant Digital Humanities. She holds a PhD in Translation Studies and she offers support to the Ghent Centre of Digital Humanities (GhentCDH) on a faculty level, with a focus on digital language and text analysis. She joined GhentCDH in 2017 and is responsible for the coordination of the development of a digital text analysis platform as part of the DARIAH VRE-SI. In addition to the text platform, Joke wishes to create an overview [...] Read full biography

Piraye Hacıgüzeller

Piraye Hacıgüzeller is a postdoctoral research assistant at the Archaeology Department of Ghent University and the Ghent Center for Digital Humanities. She has a BSc degree in civil engineering (METU, Turkey), an MA degree in Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology (KU Leuven) and a PhD in archaeology (UcL). Since 2003, she worked as a geospatial data manager and analyst in several archaeological research projects in the eastern Mediterranean. She has carried out postdoctoral [...] Read full biography

Tecle Zere

Tecle Zere holds a PhD in the natural sciences and a postgraduate diploma in ICT from the University of the Free State in South Africa. He has over 10 years experience, mainly as an ICT expert in the heritage sector, but also as a researcher and data expert. His current focus at the GhentCDH/DARIAH is development of the the Text Platform. He also contributes to the collaborative databases and pilot projects. Tecle works part-time for Amsab- [...] Read full biography