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

I@H lecture series on Digitizing the Humanities: World War I Digital Exhibitions

Sandra Camarda (Centre for Contemporary and Digital History, Luxembourg) and Martine Vermandere (Amsab-ISG, Ghent)

In this talk you will hear first-hand from Sandra Camarda, curator of the project Éischte Weltkrich: Remembering the Great War in Luxembourg (https://ww1.lu), on the process of developing a digital exhibition. The digital platform was developed by the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH), with the objective of addressing a neglected and understudied period in the history of the Grand Duchy. It brings together the collections and expertise of all the major Luxembourgish museums, archives and cultural institutions, creating a long-term digital resource.

Opening up the humanities: an infrastructural opportunity

The CLARIAH-VL Open Humanities Service Infrastructure has been funded for at least two years by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO). It is being developed by an interdisciplinary team of researchers, digital humanities experts and infrastructural specialists, from the universities of Ghent, Antwerpen, Leuven and Brussels, together with linguists from the Dutch Language Institution (INT). It will offer a unique combination of high-quality and user-friendly tools and resources that can be  embedded into the everyday workflows of humanities researchers.

 

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.

Letter from Elizabeth I, 1553, British Library

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

Seeing History: Computer Vision and Humanities research

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

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

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