DIGHUMLAB ia a national, distributed research infrastructure that integrates and promotes tools, digital resources, communities, and opportunities to Danish researchers in the humanities and social sciences.

Mission, Value and Vision

The following is based on the input from the theme leaders, from inspiration from other similar activities and the work on the website.


DIGHUMLAB is a community supporting research related activities within digital humanities.

DIGHUMLAB relies on research centers and research groups to share and support activities within their own domain of expertise and thereby providing inspiration for others.

Each research group or center will share tools and data and offer to support other researchers through tutorials, workshops and a helpdesk:






The tools and online tutorials are available openly for all. The technical and expertise support and training are offered to the members of DIGHUMLAB. In return, the research group will have easy access to a pool of tools and data and will be able to draw on the experts in other fields and in general be part of the community deciding the agenda for the development of the DIGHUMLAB infrastructure.








DIGHUMLAB secures coordination, administration and communication in relation to the activities from the three inner circles:

  • “Technical infrastructure” consisting of tools and research objects
  • “Knowledge Infrastructure” consisting of tutorials and
  • “Community” offering support and arranging workshops support activities within their field

The DIGHUMLAB website acts as a portal to relevant material and relevant news about activities within the national and international digital humanity community.

DIGHUMLAB supports exchange of best practice and showcases for different types of research questions; however actual research is not part of the infrastructure activities.


Read more in  'DIGHUMLAB - A Profile Paper' by project manager Birte Christensen-Dalsgaard here



Project Manager
Birte Christensen-Dalsgaard
Digital Humanities Lab Denmark
Wienerbuilding, Building 5347 room 140
Aarhus University
Helsingforsgade 14
DK-8200 Aarhus N
D +45 8716 2001

Academic Secretary
Tine Fuglsang
Digital Humanities Lab Denmark
Wienerbuilding, Building 5347 room 139
Aarhus University
Helsingforsgade 14
DK-8200 Aarhus N
D +45 8716 2857

Project Leaders

Language-based Materials and Tools
Bente Maegaard

Media Tools
Niels Brügger

Media Tools
Iben Have

Experimental Labs
Thomas Ryberg

Experimental Labs
Max Roald Eckardt


The DIGHUMLAB organisation consists of the following people:


Birte Christensen-Dalsgaard, Project Manager, Digital Humanities Lab Denmark

Tine Fuglsang, Academic Secretary, Digital Humanities Lab Denmark

Steering Group

Dean Johnny Laursen, Faculty of Humanities, Aarhus University (chairman)

Dean Henrik Halkier, Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University

Dean Ulf Riber Hedetoft, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen

Dean Simon Møberg Torp, The Faculty of Humanities, University of Southern Denmark

Deputy Director General Bjarne Andersen, IT Development and Infrastructure, The Royal Danish Library

Deputy Director General Pernille Drost, The National Library, The Royal Danish Library

Management Group

Chief Consultant Bente Maegaard, Centre for Language Technology – Department of Nordic Research, University of Copenhagen (chair)

Professor with Special Responsibilities Niels Brügger, Department of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University (vice chair)

Associate Professor Iben Have, Department of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University

Assistant Professor Janne Nielsen, Department of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University

Professor with Special Responsiblities Thomas Ryberg, Department of Communication and Psychology, Aalborg University

Academic Assistant Max Ronald Eckardt, Department of Design and Communication, University of Southern Denmark

Development Consultant Mogens Vestergaard Kjeldsen, The Royal Danish Library

Special Consultant Katrine Gasser, The Royal Danish Library

Special Consultant Anders Sparre Conrad, The Royal Danish Library

Advisory Board

Professor Sten Runar Ludvigsen, Institutt for Pedagogikk, Norway

Director Patrik Svensson, HUMlab, Umeå University, Sweden

Director Marianne Gullberg, HumanitiesLab, Lund University, Sweden

Professor Lorenza Mondada, Department for Language and Literature Studies, Switzerland

Digital Research Specialist Martin Wynne, Oxford University, UK

Professor Sonja de Leeuw, University of Utrecht, Nederlands

Professor Eric Meyer, University of Oxford (Oxford Internet Institute), UK


DIGHUMLAB is a national consortium of four Danish universities:  Aalborg University, Aarhus University, the University of Copenhagen and the University of Southern Denmark as well as The Royal Danish Library to promote access to digital research resources, the development of research tools and education, strengthening ties to international networks.

Aalborg University (AAU)

Aarhus University (AU)

The University of Copenhagen (KU)

The University of Southern Denmark (SDU)

The Royal Danish Library (Copenhagen)

The Royal Danish Library (Aarhus)