eHumanities.NL will work closely with others (including policy makers, ICT companies, creative industries, and galleries, libraries, archives and museums) to promote the development and use of research infrastructures, and to achieve wider societal impact of digital scholarship.


Common Lab Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (CLARIAH) is a distributed research infrastructure for the humanities and the social sciences. The CLARIAH infrastructure provides researchers with access to large collections of digital data, and to innovative and user-friendly applications for the processing of these data.


CLICKNL, the Dutch Creative Industries Knowledge & Innovation Network, stimulates cooperation and (scholarly) projects between knowledge institutions, creative companies and governmental organisations. CLICKNL supports the goals of in the field of research in, about and together with the creative industries.

CWI – Centre for Mathematics & Computer Science

CWI is the national research institute for mathematics and computer science in the Netherlands and is an institute of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

We design and develop innovative data science tools, focusing on algorithmic transparency and reproducibility, and
how to achieve these goals under the constraints of privacy or copyright-sensitive research data.

DANS – Data Archiving and Networked Services

DANS participates in digital humanities and social sciences projects in two different, often entwined, roles: (1) providing access to source material and (2) providing infrastructure services.

DANS services include archiving of research data, re-use of research information (including data) and training and consultancy.

Delft University of Technology

At TU Delft, the activities within Delft Data Science (DDS) in the area of digital humanities and social sciences, aim at combining scientific strength and impact in:

  • human behavioral data analysis
  • analysis of data in complex, dynamic networks
  • data interpretation, indexing and retrieval

Dutch Language Institute (INT)

The Instituut voor de Nederlandse Taal (INT or Dutch Language Institute) is the place for anyone who wants to know anything about the Dutch language through the centuries. It is a scholarly but at the same time easily accessible institute that studies all aspects of the Dutch language, including its vocabulary, grammar and linguistic variations. The institute occupies a central position in the Dutch-speaking world as a developer, keeper and distributor of corpora, lexica, dictionaries and grammars. With these sustainable language resources, all results of scholarly methods, the INT provides the necessary building blocks of the study of Dutch.

Erasmus University Rotterdam

The Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) aims to contribute to DASSH.NL through the research activities in a number of ongoing initiatives, among which several so-called REI-projects (EUR-funding for research excellence) and projects funded with LDE grants (for collaboration with Leiden and Delft).

Fryske Akademy

The Fryske Akademy carries out fundamental and applied research in the fields of the Frisian language, history and culture. Its research is based on the natural laboratory offered by the region’s past and present.


The Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands is a humanities laboratory in which we develop, test and apply new methods in order to extract more and different information from the sources than has been possible until now.

International Institute of Social History

Work and labour relations deeply influence how we live. The International Institute of Social History (IISH) examines how these relations develop globally over time. To conduct this historical research and support other researchers, we collect archives and data from all over the world.


The Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) focuses on the interdisciplinary and comparative study of Southeast Asia and the Caribbean. (Dis)continuities between the (pre)colonial and postcolonial period in a globalising world are of central interest. Most digital humanities work at KITLV is with texts that illuminate language, history, and contemporary politics.

Koninklijke Bibliotheek

The Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB) is the national library of the Netherlands. Ultimately the KB wants to offer a platform where people and information come together.

Leiden University Centre for Digital Humanities

The Leiden University Centre for Digital Humanities (LUCDH) is an interdisciplinary centre that brings together students and faculty from across the Leiden community. Together, we are committed to the study of human cultures using computational approaches and to rethinking the role of the humanities in a digital age.

Meertens Institute

The KNAW Meertens Institute studies and documents language and culture in the Netherlands. We focus on the phenomena and changes that shape everyday life. The Meertens Institute is a key player in the construction of digital infrastructures for providing access to textual (historical and contemporary) and musical materials. Digital humanities research at the Meertens Institute focuses on the computational modelling of change and canonisation in oral transmission of stories and songs.


NIDI is the national demographic research institute of the Netherlands. Our research focus is the life course and lives in contexts. Long historical time series are important for this type of research.

Netherlands eScience Centre

There is currently an important trend in the humanities to conduct research in a quantitative fashion, using large collections of data from different sources to support claims which would otherwise be difficult and time consuming to verify.

Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (NISV) collects, digitizes, preserves and provides access to almost one million hours of audiovisual heritage and contextual media sources (such as program guides, production logs and pictures) for various groups of users. These groups include researchers, teachers and students in the humanities and social sciences.


The digital agenda of NIOD (Netherlands Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies) is driven by two guiding principles:

  • Research questions and needs of researchers and other users are leading in the development of and participation in projects.
  • Digital methods and techniques are an important addition to analogue methods and techniques.

Radboud University

Radboud University organizes its activities in Digital Humanities along its core themes of language, history, culture and literature studies. DH research at Radboud involves researchers from two institutes: the Centre for Language Studies (CLS) and the Centre for Historical, Cultural and Literature Studies (HLCS).


As a collaborative ICT organisation for education and research in the Netherlands, SURF has several roles. As coordinator, it translates the most challenging needs of its member institutions in the area of networking, computing, and data into concrete services, which, as an integrator, it then develops and tests, together with leading companies and suppliers, and then delivers as an intelligent broker. As a supplier, it also provides a number of assets that have international standing, such as the the national supercomputer, large-scale data storage, and the high-performance optical network.

Tilburg University

The Tilburg School of Humanities has a long tradition of digital humanities research, studying how computers affect our culture and the way we communicate.

University of Amsterdam

In September 2011, the UvA-FGw  founded the priority area Digital Humanities (following its long term investment in Alfa-Informatica since the 1980s) to support and encourage the innovative use of digital tools and techniques in humanities research and education.

University of Groningen

The Groningen Centre for Digital Humanities provides a vibrant research climate for researchers working at the intersections of computer science and the humanities.

University of Twente

The motto of the University of Twente has been for some years now, High Tech – Human Touch. Although it is a technical university, the arts, humanities and social sciences have always occupied a special place.

Utrecht University

The aim of DH at Utrecht is to build on and expand activities in games research, in text and data mining (including audio-visual data) and in ways of innovatively representing, analyzing and visualizing research data.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam hosts an (inter)nationally acclaimed digital humanities and social science research group, characterized by an explicit interdisciplinary connection between humanities/social science and computer science, embedded in the Network Institute.