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Workshop Digital humanities: Critical views and experiences

14-15 November 2013

Location: Amsterdam Public Library

Workshop organized by e-Humanities Group, KNAW

‘Digital humanities’ has exploded in recent years, with new journals and research groups, dedicated funding streams from research councils, numerous conferences, workshops and books. Of course, digital technologies can be used in myriad ways to facilitate the research process, to enable new forms of analysis, and to enhance the dissemination process. The greater availability of data in digital form in itself generates new research questions and new ways of answering them.

  • What is digital humanities?
  • Is it always computational?
  • Does it necessarily require interdisciplinary collaboration?
  • How does that work?
  • And how is the work of interdisciplinary recognized within the academic reward system?
  • Does a digital turn mean that all humanities will become data driven, leading to the ‘end of theory’?
  • Is there a new style of knowing emerging in the humanities?


The e-Humanities Group of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences is holding a workshop which addresses the above questions and critically examines the notion of ‘digital humanities’ from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. The programme includes contributions from different countries and thus provides an international view.

We are very pleased to announce that Professor Lorna Hughes, University of Wales Chair in Digital Collections and Professor Ray Siemens, Canada Research Chair in Humanities Computing, University of Victoria, Canada will make keynote presentations during the workshop.



A few spaces may still be available for those who wish to attend, without presenting a paper. Please contact Anja de Haas for details by filling in this form:


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