Digital HumanitiesThe digital humanities is an area of research, teaching, and creation concerned with the intersection of computing and the disciplines of the humanities. Developing from an earlier field called humanities computing, today digital humanities embrace a variety of topics ranging from curating online collections to data mining large cultural data sets. Digital Humanities currently incorporates both digitized and born-digital materials and combines the methodologies from the traditional humanities disciplines (such as history, philosophy, linguistics, literature, art, archaeology, music, and cultural studies) with tools provided by computing (such as data visualisation, information retrieval, data mining, statistics,computational analysis) and digital publishing.
Aims NeDiMAH activities and research will contribute to the classification and expression of digital arts and humanities via three key outputs: A map visualising the use of digital research across Europe An ontology of digital research methods A collaborative, interactive online forum for the European community of practitioners active in this area
Supporting countries Bulgaria Bulgarian Acacemy of Science (BAS) Republic of Croatia National Foundation of Science, Higher Education and Technological Development of the Republic of Croatia (NZZ) Denmark The Danish Council of Independent Research (FKK) Finland The Academy of Finland – Research Council for Culture and Society France Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) Germany German Research Foundation (DFG) Ireland Irish Research Council for the Humanities (IRCHSS)
Supporting countries Netherlands Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) Norway Research Council of Norway (NCR) Portugal Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) Romania National Research Council (CNCS) Sweden Swedish Research Council (VR) Switzerland Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) United Kingdom Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Coordination Steering committee one person each country Chair Prof. Lorna Hughes Scientific Co-ordinator Dr Malte Rehbein Co-Chairs Dr Susan Schreibam Prof. Fotis Jannidis
Project duration The running period of the ESF NeDiMAH Research Networking Programme is for four years from May 2011 to April 2015.
Work groups1. Space and Time2. Information Visualisation3. Linked Data and Ontological Methods4. Building and Developing Collections of Digital Data for Research5. Using Large Scale Text Collections for Research6. Scholarly Digital Editions
Cross-team workgroups Development of the ICT methods taxonomy Impact of ICT research methods on scholarly publishing
Activities Workshops (organisation and participations) Connected to a conference or not Short research visits Exchange grants Publications