Team

Directors

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

Codirectors

Els Lefever

Prof. dr. Els Lefever is co-director of the Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities and an assistant professor at the LT3 language and translation technology team at Ghent University. She has a master in Linguistics and Literature (Romance languages) and holds a PhD in computer science from Ghent University on ParaSense: Parallel Corpora for Word Sense Disambiguation (2012). She started her career as a computational linguist at the R&D-department of Lernout & Hauspie [...] Read full biography

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

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

Collaborators (technical background)

Pieterjan De Potter

Pieterjan De Potter is an application developer at the Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities. He joined GhentCDH in 2017 and his current focus is  the development of collaborative databases. Pieterjan has a Master of  Science in Computer Science Engineering (Ghent University, 2008). He has  a research background in semantic web technologies and has a wide  practical experience in web application development.

Frederic Lamsens

Frederic Lamsens is an application developer at GhentCDH. He joined the team in 2019, after working for 20 years at the IT department of the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy where he developed web applications for research projects and faculty services. Frederic has a Master of Science in Computer Science (Ghent University, 1999).

Collaborators (humanities background)

Tamar Cachet

Tamar Cachet holds a MA in History (Ghent University, 2014) and a MA in Public History (University of Western Ontario, Canada, 2015). In 2016-2017 she worked at the State Archives/CegeSoma where she developed www.belgiumWWII.be, an online platform on the history of Belgium during the Second World War. As a public historian her main interests include the challenges of new media for public history, and historical documentary and [...] 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

Fien Danniau

Fien Danniau is master in History (2005) and joined the team in 2018. As our public historian she focuses on collection management, digital storytelling, user interaction and education in digital humanities. She also functions as go-between for the heritage sector and advises on educational projects. Her work at the GhentCDH is complementary with her job as project manager and teaching assistant at the Institute for Public History (Ghent University) where since 2009 she [...] 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

Davy Verbeke

Davy Verbeke is MA in History (Ghent University, 2011), MA in English Literature (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 2014) and completed a teacher training (CVO Kisp, 2013). He has been a teaching assistant at Ghent University’s History Department since 2014. As a public historian, he has worked on the online platform on Ghent University’s history UGentMemorie (2016-2017) and for the AfricaMuseum (2018). He joined GhentCDH in 2018 and is [...] Read full biography