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.


PhD Defence: Thomas D’haeninck: "Social reformers in search of a moral revival"

Social Network Analysis from the PhD of Thomas D’haeninck

In the context of GhentCDH's Transnational Intellectual Collaboration (TIC) project, Thomas D’haeninck defended his doctoral dissertation on 16th October in the Ghent University conference centre, 'Het Pand'.  Thomas studied the “culture of international congresses” via a relational and actor-centred approach by applying Social Network Analysis (SNA) techniques to a large sample of congress attendees.

Digitising the Humanities: Lecture: Ruth Ahnert "Tudor Networks of Power", 7 November

Letter from Elizabeth I, 1553, British Library

In the second lecture of our Digitising the Humanities: an Internationalisation at Home (I@H) Lecture Series, we are delighted to welcome Dr. Ruth Ahnert, Senior Lecturer, Queen Mary, University of London. Ruth will talk about her research using methods from the field of network science to examine the social and textual organisation of letter collections, particularly from the Tudor period. This lecture will take place on Wednesday 7 November at 15:00 - 17:00 in the Library Lab of the Faculty Library of Arts and Philosophy.  

Lecture & Workshop: Seeing History. Computer Vision and Humanities research, 10 October

Seeing History: Computer Vision and Humanities research

As a result of OCR technology, most digital humanities research has been focussed on text. However, the recent development of powerful computer vision techniques (convolutional neural networks) enables researchers to explore the visual side of the digital turn. In this lecture and workshop Thomas Smits (Radboud University) and Melvin Wevers (Digital Humanities Lab, KNAW Humanities Cluster), will explore the use of computer vision techniques to study cultural-historical phenomena such as the circulation of illustrations in nineteenth-century newspapers.  

Resolutions of the States General

Digitising the Humanities: Lecture: Ida Nijenhuis "Resolutions of the States General", 3 October

Digitising the Humanities: Internationalisation at Home Lecture Series

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

James Madison Memorial Building, Liberary of Congress

DARIAH Beyond Europe: Collections as Data

Medieval Literary Canon in the Digital Age

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

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

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