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.


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

James Baker

Email is a primary source of historical change since the 1990s. Email archives are, therefore, a new, born-digital type of archives of near contemporary history, a history now starting to come under historical scrutiny. To 'do' the 1990s well, historians will need histories of email, methods for working with email, and reflections of whether email-as-archive creates tensions with archival practice and traditions. James Baker will outline the initial steps of this work.

CLARIN informatiesessie digitale taalmaterialen en -tools


In samenwerking met het Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities organiseert het Instituut voor de Nederlandse Taal (INT) een informatiesessie over een infrastructuur die digitale taalmaterialen en tools via een enkele login beschikbaar stelt voor wetenschappers en studenten (uit de sociale en de menswetenschappen), nl. de CLARIN-infrastructuur (Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure,

Blogpost: River Ramuglia: Who Minds the Text Miners?

River Ramuglia

As part of our recent Digital Humanities Doctoral School's programme, participants were asked to write a blogpost capturing their experiences with the digital humanities. This week, we bring the series to a close with a blogpost from River Ramuglia. Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, River is a PhD candidate at Ghent University, where he works on the project "Imagining Climate Change: Fiction, Memory, and the Anthropocene".

Dr. Mario Slugan

Blogpost: Mario Slugan: Digital Humanities and Film History

Thomas Jacobs

Blogpost: Thomas Jacobs: Integrating digital tools and methods in research design

Hänsel und Gretel

Blogpost: Ellen Vanderstraeten: Cracking the Code

Roman Coin, British Museum

Workshop: Digital Tools for Ancient Historians


Blogpost: Melina Jander: 100 Years of Dystopian Novels: A Literary Computational Analysis

La Russie illustrée

Blogpost: Phaedra Claeys: On spreadsheet nightmares and database dreams

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