About us


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).

The DIGHUMLAB infrastructure is based on six research communities. The communities share tools and data from their own field and offer inspiration and support to colleagues in the form of tutorials, workshops and help desks. Today, DIGHUMLAB consists of these six communities:


A general entry point

Access point for regular updates on resources, links, tools, methods and opportunities related to digital research activities.


Information on and connection to digital research communities within the humanities and the social sciences in Denmark.


Educational material, tutorials, courses and workshops related to digital research activities, especially pertinent to Denmark.


Connections to a diverse range of researchers, research communities, archival institutes and museums.


Get in touch with our help desks, or get feedback and advice on grant applications related to digital research activities.


Representation on or advisory representation to various EU activities, such as CLARIN, DARIAH, TELEARC, DASISH and ESFRI.

A digital ecosystem

The DIGHUMLAB infrastructure is a digital ecosystem of tools, digital content, services and experts. The material is accessible on this website where we aim at:

  • Creating a rich content base for the digital humanistic scholars through
    exposing and removing barriers for using existing digital material.
  • Giving access to well proven tools and services.
  • Publishing guides and tutorials which can be used by researchers and
  • Offering personal advice and assistance both in the form of workshops and on an individual basis for the DIGHUMLAB partner institutions.
  • Publishing news on relevant activities within the humanities and the social sciences.
  • Implementing, promoting and mobilising the results from the international
    communities into a Danish context.

DIGHUMLAB supports open science; the tools are open source and the content
is open access when possible. While tools and online tutorials are available for all, the technical and expertise support and training are only offered to the DIGHUMLAB consortium members. 

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DIGHUMLAB is a national consortium of five institutions:

All institutions share a common mission, vision and values that all revolve around promoting access to digital research resources, developing research tools and education and strengthening ties to international networks.

DIGHUMLAB is the preferred community in Denmark for:

– Inspiration and personal support for digitally enabled research
activities within the humanities and the social sciences

– Recommendations for and access to tools and data

To enhance and facilitate digital research activities within the humanities and the social sciences in Denmark.

To contribute to greater interdisciplinary cooperation, widespread knowledge transfer and global orientation as well as increased internationalisation of both research and education.

Research driven – to ensure relevance of tools, data and related activities

Accessible and Usable – to ensure uptake and provide access to digital facilities and online materials

Open – to allow others to do research based on digital tools and data supported by DIGHUMLAB

Excellent – to allow researchers to perform cutting edge research

Inspirational – to demonstrate the potential of digital methods and activities

Ethical – to assist on how to conduct ethical digital research

Sustainable – to give stability


Steering Group

Management Group

Advisory Board



Digital Humanities Lab Denmark

Aarhus University
Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4
DK-8000 Aarhus C