This research community aims to tackle the challenges of Digital Humanities by organizing (international) networking seminars, where the community’s members can meet and develop new scholarly partnerships. In particular, we also aim to combine these events with training opportunities where scholars can acquire new digital skills. The includes partners from various departments in (Flemish) universities and a large number of research units. Precisely, the wide range of partners in our community illustrates how DH’s focus is primarily methodological and this community has the unique opportunity to unite an interdisciplinary group of researchers with strongly divergent scholarly and thematic backgrounds.
Our research community also aims to consolidate the existing DH scholarship in Flanders: many researchers in the participating groups are already at the forefront of Digital Humanities worldwide. This community will help them realize their research potential, for instance, by taking part in national research collaborations. This community will therefore help to maintain and strengthen Flanders’s strategically important position in the international DH landscape. Our community complements and integrates a string of other initiatives in Flanders and the Benelux, such as the Dariah-BE network, the annual DHBenelux conference, the annual DH Summer School at the KULeuven. Various ongoing initiatives complement this list, such as the Lecture Series by the Platform for Digital Humanities in Antwerp.