The e-Humanities Group is an initiative of the KNAW that brings together expertise and research in the development and use of digital technologies in the humanities and social sciences. Researchers in KNAW institutes collaborate with universities in order to develop innovative tools and theories for understanding what computational approaches can mean for research and scholarship in the humanities and social sciences.
The Group has two strands which will be integrated intellectually, physically and organisationally over the course of the five-year programme (2011-2015). The first strand focuses on Computational Humanities in which technical experts will work together with scholars in the humanities in order to develop new tools, methods, and approaches for gathering, storing, processing, documenting and representing data (including text, numbers, images and sounds). The second strand examines Cultures of e-Humanities by exploring what such new developments mean for the ways in which those engaged in the humanities and social sciences conduct their research, including questions around new research questions and methods, interdisciplinary and international collaboration, and novel forms of output and dissemination.
Professor Sally Wyatt is the Group leader. Dr Andrea Scharnhorst is the scientific coordinator for the Computational Humanities programme. Jeannette Haagsma is the organisational coordinator and Anja de Haas the secretary of the e-Humanities Group. More details about these people and others working with the e-Humanities Group can be found by clicking on ‘people’ above.
The e-Humanities Group is located in the same building as the Meertens Institute.
eHg has its own small but interesting library; the catalogue can be accessed here.
For suggestions about the website, including links to your own organisation, please contact Jeannette Haagsma.
The e-Humanities Group Visiting address: Joan Muyskenweg 25 1096 CJ Amsterdam The Netherlands Postal address: Postbus 94264 1090 GG Amsterdam Tel: +31 20 4628592 Fax: +31 20 6933886 [click on the map to expand]