Title Description Location Event date URL
Gottingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH)

"The GCDH was officially inaugurated in June 2011 as a cross-faculty institution of Göttingen University in order to coordinate, carry out, and further develop research, teaching, and infrastructure activities at the Göttingen Research Campus in the field of Digital Humanities (DH)". The GCDH is concerned with pursuing research projects at the intersection of computing and various humanities disciplines. The Centre employs over 20 project staff and has over 30 constituent members (primarily university faculty). Current projects at the GCDH include the establishment of a Digital Humanities Research Collaboration, DARIAH (Digital Research Infrastructure of the Arts and Humanities), and PALAMEDES that aims at creating a critical edition of two important medieval manuscripts.

Gottingen University, Gottingen, Germany


Electronic Textual Cultures Lab

The Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL) "engages in cross-disciplinary study of the past, present, and future of textual communication, and is a hub for digital humanities activities". Under the direction of Ray Siemens, the "ETCL acts as an intellectual centre for the activities of some twenty local faculty, staff, and students as well as visiting scholars who work closely with research centres, libraries, academic departments, and projects locally and in the larger community". The ETCL's teaching and training initiative, the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), has "welcomed more than 1200 people from around the world". Current projects at the ETCL include a Study of Professional Reading Tools of Computing Humanists, ReKN, The Devonshire Manuscript: an electronic edition, and, in collaboration with Iter, the Renaissance Bibliography.

University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada


Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture

"The Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture (IDHMC) was established as part of one of eight IUMRI’s or Landmark Research Areas to receive major university funding as part of its Academic Master Plan". The IDHMC is based upon four principles focuses: identifying and developing research strangers, providing targeted project development, facilitating education and outreach, and training and professional development. The IDHMC includes 18 faculty members across the disciplines of English, History, Nautical Archaeology, Performance Studies, Computer Science, and Visualization. Current projects at the IDHMC include ARC (Advanced Research Consortium), 18thConnect, NINES, and the Early Modern OCR Project.

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA



"HUMlab is a vibrant meeting place for the humanities, culture and information technology at Umeå University". The HUMlab is committed to bringing together "students, researchers, artists, entrepreneurs and international [...] to engage in dialogue, experiment with technology, take on challenges and move scholarship forward". In order to facilitate this, the HUMlab includes seminars, workshops, short courses, international conferences, and art installations. The HUMlab includes 27 members. Current projects at the HUMlab cover fields such as "interactive architecture, religious rituals in online environments, 3D modelling, the study of movement and flow in physical and digital spaces through using game technology, geographical information systems, and making cultural heritage accessible through interpretative tool sets".

Umea University, Umea, Sweden


Matrix: Center for Digital Humanities and Social Science

"Matrix, the Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences at Michigan State University, is devoted to the application of new technologies for teaching, research, and outreach. As one of the premier humanities computing centers in the United States, Matrix creates and maintains online resources, provides training in computing and new teaching technologies, and creates forums for the exchange of ideas and expertise in the field". The mission of Matrix is to "to serve as a catalyst for and incubator of the emerging fields and disciplines resulting from the integration of the humanities with information technologies". Matrix is comprised of 39 individuals working ranging from faculty to student research assistants. Current project at Matrix include the Public Philosophy Journal, GradHacker, and Archive 2.0: Transforming the Warren-Chamberlain Samaritan Collection at MSU.

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA


Stanford Literary Lab

"The Stanford Literary Lab is a research collective that applies computational criticism, in all its forms, to the study of literature". The Stanford Literary Lab is committed to maintaining a collaborative environment and this is facilitated through frequent group work. Under the direction of Franco Moretti, 33 members of the Literary Lab are currently working and studying at Stanford; however, there are 10 additional members located at locations throughout the United States of America and Europe. Current projects at the Stanford Literary Lab include The Taxonomy of Titles in the 18th Century Literary Marketplace, Modeling Dramatic Networks, The Emotions of London, and Suspense: Language, Narrative, Affect.

Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA


Scholars' Lab, University of Virginia

The University of Virginia's Scholars' Lab bring together "advanced students and researchers from across the disciplines partner on digital projects and benefit from expert consultation and teaching". Invested in exploring the intersection between "digital and physical worlds", the Scholars' Lab focuses on "digital humanities, geospatial information, and scholarly making and building". The Scholars' Lab hosts workshop, lecture series, and helps to "mentor the next generation of digital humanities scholar-practitioners". The Scholars' Lab is comprised of 24 individuals, including student assistants and graduate fellows. Current projects at the Scholars' Lab include Spatial Humanities, Omeka Plugins, and the Praxis Program.

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA


University College London Centre for Digital Humanities

The Centre for Digital Humanities unites information studies and computer studies with arts and humanities. The Centre for Digital Humanities facilitates "a research-led MA/MSc in Digital Humanities", which allows "both students who have a background in the humanities to acquire necessarily skills in digital technologies, and for those with a technical background to become informed about scholarly methods in the humanities". The Centre for Digital Humanities includes 32 members working on various projects. Current projects at the Centre for Digital Humanities include DM2E: Digitised Manuscripts to Europeana, Great Parchment Book, INKE, and Transcribe Bentham.

University College London, London, UK


Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities

Founded in 1999, "The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) is a leading digital humanities center that pursues disciplinary innovation and institutional transformation through applied research, public programming, and educational opportunities. Jointly supported by the University of Maryland College of Arts and Humanities and the University of Maryland Libraries, MITH engages in collaborative, interdisciplinary work at the intersection of technology and humanistic inquiry. MITH specializes in text and image analytics for cultural heritage collections, data curation, digital preservation, linked data applications, and data publishing." Current projects at MITH include The Shelley-Godwin Archive, Foreign Literatures in America, and a collaborative project with Hathi Trust entitled Workset Creation for Scholarly Analysis.

University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA


The Newberry Library

The Newberry Library was founded in 1887 through the support of businessman Walter L. Newberry. "The Newberry has actively collected research and reference materials since its foundation in 1887. From the mid-1890s on, its collecting activities have focused on the humanities, with an emphasis on original sources for the study of European and Western Hemisphere history, literature, and culture since the late medieval period". The Newberry Library houses more than five million manuscript pages and 500,000 historic maps alongside a particularly strong collection of Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern materials.

Chicago, Illinois, USA