Digital Humanities is concerned with the development, application and systematic research of digital techniques, methods and media to answer questions in the humanities. Related terms are eHumanities (= enhanced Humanities), Computing in the Humanities.
In concrete terms, in disciplinary terms, one speaks of digital humanities, digital religious studies, etc.
Digital Social Sciences play an important role at the University of Erfurt.
Digital methods enable faster, more effective and more precise results. They can be used to achieve results that would not be possible without digital methods. This opens up new questions, but also new methodological considerations.
Digital Humanties include:
- computer-driven access to sources (digital editions, virtual exhibitions, databases)
- data mining, text mining, information retrieval, quantitative text analysis, distant reading
- virtual research environments
- (data, information) visualizations
- digital reconstructions and simulations
- Geographical Information Systems
Service for the University of Erfurt
The Digital Humanities Coordination Office is a link between the specialist sciences, the staff unit Research and Graduate Service (Stabsstelle Forschung und Nachwuchsförderung), the library and the computer centre (URMZ). It works closely with the Research Data Management Service.
The Coordination Office ...
- advises and supports in the planning and application of DH projects
- supports coordinating the implementation of DH projects
- paves the way for cooperation
- advises on digital tools
- offers workshops.