digital research activities in the humanities and social sciences

Danish SSH-RSE Community

Language-based materials and tools

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Audio- and audiovisual materials

Experimental labs and video research

Digital cultural heritage collections

Ethical challenges in digital research

Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities

DIGHUMLAB is an abbreviation of Digital Humanities Lab, and a digital ecosystem that recognises, that digitisation has radically changed the research conditions for the humanities and the social sciences, and that this development will continue.

The increased access to a large number of digitised collections within the humanities and social sciences, and access to new methods and tools have made it possible to address new research questions.

DIGHUMLAB makes use of the expertise of various researchers across the Danish universities, and connects a number of communities within language, sound, image, web, research ethics, and research software engineering (RSE).

Your general entry point to digital humanities


Get inspired by examples of research performed by using the DIGHUMLAB infrastructure and publications.


Find a list of digital archives used by the DIGHUMLAB community with descriptions and information on accessibility.


Find out more about support centers as well as communities that are part of DIGHUMLAB.

Research examples, cases, publications and user impressions. Get inspired by examples of research performed using the DIGHUMLAB infrastructure.


"Investigating the historical development of tracking and e-commerce technologies on the Danish Web"
Janne Nielsen, assistant professor, Aarhus University


"Tracing Cold War perceptions of nuclear weapons in Denmark through distant (and close) reading"
Anne Sørensen, history researcher, Aarhus University


Language technology, a shortcut to scientific evidence
Claus Povlsen, Senior Advisor, University of Copenhagen


Locating missing metadata for radio programmes by using the programme schedules
Janne Nielsen, assistant professor, Aarhus University


"Unveiling the character gallery of sermons: Labelling and social network analysis of 11,955 contemporary Danish sermons"
Kirstine H. Johansen, Associate Professor, & Anne Agersnap, PhD student, AU


"Powering large-scale reviews of energy security vs. social impact literature with topic modelling to locate cross-referencing between them"
Vladimir D.P. Cueva, Associate Professor, AU


"How the mapping of the Danish web happens"
Niels Brügger, Professor, Aarhus University


"New technologies give enhanced methods for video ethnography"
Jacob Davidsen, Associate Professor, Aalborg University


"Using a workflow in the CLARIN-DK tools allowed me in a fast and easy way to convert and annotate a large number of files for my corpus compilation. You can choose the workflow that fits your needs."
Anne Sofie Jakobsen, PhD, University of Copenhagen


"By using ELAN, I was first of all able to systematise my video data. Secondly, by playing the video frame by frame, I was able to get a better understanding of the embodied ways of collaborating."
Thilde Emilie Møller, PhD, University of Copenhagen

"In order to find out what music DR did actually play in the early years, the search function has been extremely helpful. Nearly all old programme sheets are available, and their information may be read in critical detail."
Morten Michelsen, Associate professor, University of Copenhagen

"Without, it would not have been possible for me to do my historical research in radio materials. Also the option of organising the material in selections and the annotation tool have been very important to me."
Jacob Kreutzfeld, Arts and culture consultant, researcher


“SMURF is an excellent tool for accessing more than two hundred years of language use in Danish newspapers. It’s easy to use, and it provides robust results, whether you are interested in the long lines of conceptual development or in specific events in history."
Mads Rosendahl Thomsen, Professor, Aarhus University


NetLab workshop
“This ought to be a mandatory methodology course for all Master’s programs in the Humanities department.”
Marie Louise Tørring, Associate professor in Anthropology, Aarhus University


NetLab online course
“Thanks for an interesting and practical course. It has certainly given me a lot to think about, and many useful ways of approaching my data gathering for my project!”
Ally McCrow-Young, PhD Fellow, University of Copenhagen


NetLab online course
“I finish the course with a much greater understanding of the challenges of modern web archiving, that I had not considered before. And with a bag full of new tricks on how to preserve things online and how to search in web archives. I think that a course like this should be taken by all historians and humanists.”
Barbara Ana Revuelta-Eugercios, Visiting researcher, University of Copenhagen

Take a look at our user impressions to get an idea of the ways in which the services in the DIGHUMLAB community are being used by a broad range of user profiles.


Access tutorials related to the DIGHUMLAB tools and learn how to use these in your research.


Access or download teaching materials prepared for DIGHUMLAB workshops or courses.


Find workshops and courses that teach you how to use the DIGHUMLAB tools in your research.


Find e-learning courses that teach you how to use the DIGHUMLAB tools in your research.

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If you have any questions or comments, or if you encounter problems, then do not hesitate to contact the communities for help or information. Each community offers great insight into their area of expertise within their digital humanities field.

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