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

Birte Christensen-Dalsgaard, Project Manager, +45 8716 2001, bcd@cc.au.dk.



Because DIGHUMLAB will offer you

  • A website which includes regular updates on resources, links, tools, methods and opportunities related to digital research activities within the humanities and the social sciences as well as an online forum for collaboration and discussion on digital research topics.
  • Information on and connection to digital research communities within the humanities and the social sciences in Denmark.
  • Educational material, courses and workshops related to digital research activities, especially pertinent to Denmark.
  • Hosting and organizing annual events, such as conferences and seminars.
  • Feedback and advice on grant applications related to digital research activities.
  • Connection to archival institutes and museums.
  • Representation on or advisory respresentation to various EU activities, such as CLARIN, DARIAH, TELEARC, DASISH, and ESFRI.


DIGHUMLAB is a community supporting digital research activities within the humanities and the social sciences in Denmark.  

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
  • “Community” offering support and arranging workshops within their field

The DIGHUMLAB website acts as a portal to relevant material and relevant news about digital research activities within national and international humanities and social sciences.

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

Find the DIGHUMLAB brochure here

Read more in the DIGHUMLAB profile paper by project manager Birte Christensen-Dalsgaard here.


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 Libray, to promote access to digital research resources, the development of research tools and education, strengthening ties to international networks.



The DIGHUMLAB organisation consists of:

  • Steering Group
  • Management Group
  • Advisory Board
  • Secretariat

Steering Group

DIGHUMLAB is hosted by Aarhus University and Dean Johnny Laursen is chairman of the Steering Group.

Steering Group Members

  • Dean Henrik Halkier, Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University
  • Dean Jesper Kallestrup, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen
  • Dean Simon Møberg Torp, The Faculty of Humanities, University of Southern Denmark
  • Head of Section Bjarne Andersen, Royal Danish Library

Management Group

Management Group Members

  • Engineer Lene Offersgaard, Centre for Language Technology, Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics, University of Copenhagen
  • Professor with Special Responsibilities Niels Brügger, 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 Assistent Max Roald Eckardt, Department of Design and Communication, University of Southern Denmark
  • Section Manager Katrine Hofmann Gasser, Royal Danish Library
  • Research Librarian Henrik Smith-Sivertsen , Royal Danish Library

Advisory Board

Advisory Board Members

  • 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 InternetInstitute), UK


Birte Christensen-Dalsgaard
Project manager, Digital Humanities Lab Denmark
Wienerbuilding, building 5347, room 137
Aarhus University
Helsingforsgade 14
DK-8200 Aarhus N
+45 8716 2001

Steffen Lund Skov Madsen
Academic secretary and communications officer, Digital Humanities Lab Denmark
Wienerbuilding, building 5347, room 139
Aarhus University 
Helsingforsgade 14
DK-8200 Aaarhus N
+45 8716 2857