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.


Digitising the Humanities: an Internationalisation at Home (I@H) Lecture Series

Digitising the Humanities: Internationalisation at Home Lecture Series

Digital Humanities (or DH) has become a buzzword over the past ten years, but many students still know too little about the potential of digital technologies and humanities in general to employ advanced digital methods in their own research. Through a series of lectures by international scholars, students will hear first-hand about recent developments of digital technologies and methodologies in humanities research, discovering new research questions, resolving them with an adequate and reflected methodology, and resolving old questions in new ways.

DARIAH Beyond Europe: Collections as Data

James Madison Memorial Building, Liberary of Congress

An International DARIAH Exchange

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 –
Thursdag, October 4, 2018

James Madison Memorial Building
Library of Congress, Washington, USA

International Conference: The Medieval Literary Canon in the Digital Age, Ghent, 17-18 September

Medieval Literary Canon in the Digital Age

An often repeated promise of the digital humanities, in the wake of the “computational turn”, is that the wide availability and accessibility of historical texts enables scholars to breach the restrictions of a literary canon. Such a potential for literary computing, which was in 1992 first set forward as a “new” philology by its godfather Roberto Busa SJ, prominently returns in the works of computing literary theorists such as John Burrows, Jerome McGann and Franco Moretti. Their assertions that quantification entails a “widening of the canon” and eventually the advance of a “new philology”, easily invoke medievalists’ inquisitiveness. How, exactly, can the digital humanities provide such insights for the Middle Ages?

Transkribus logo

Transcribing historical documents with Transkribus: two hands-on workshops, 21 September 2018, Ghent

DARIAH Beyond Europe

DARIAH Beyond Europe: an international workshop series

Women Editors in Europe

International Conference: Women Editors in Europe, Ghent, 28-29 May 2019

James Baker

Guest Lecture: James Baker (University of Sussex) Outlook: Email Archives, 1990-2007, 8 May 2018

CLARIN informatiesessie digitale taalmaterialen en -tools

River Ramuglia

Blogpost: River Ramuglia: Who Minds the Text Miners?

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