About the platform

Resear­chers in the huma­ni­ties are in­creasing­ly using digi­tal material. Think of digitised or born-digital collec­tions of books or docu­ments, linguis­tic cor­pora and data­bases.

Not only the mate­rial is increasing­ly digi­tal. The methods are digital, too. Linguists write soft­ware to analyse language automa­tically. Historians visua­lise the social net­works that con­nect histo­rical persons or places. Or they make cities of the past come to life again using digi­tal carto­graphy. Litera­ry scho­lars digi­tise manuscripts to examine the gene­tic pro­cess behind a text. Theatre scho­lars create vir­tual recon­structions of histo­rical play­houses.

The University of Antwerp’s Platform for Digital Humani­ties has been aggregating these kinds of research projects since 2010, and is also responsible for organising a Lecture Series on Digital Humanities (Lamyk Bekius).

For more information, or to be updated about upcoming events in the Lecture Series please contact platformdh@uantwerpen.be and/or follow our Twitter account.