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Digital Humanities describes the application of computational methods in the humanities. In a broad sense, this includes not only digital data management and analysis, but also digital publishing (e.g., online journals) or academic communication (e.g., twitter).

The aim of the digital humanities initiative at CERES is to make use of digital humanities approaches and strengthen the application of computational methods as an integral part of the study of religions and neighbouring disciplines. The DH initiative has two main pillars:

  1. In dedicated DH projects, methodological innovation is pushed together with colleagues from technical disciplines like computer science. This enables new approaches to the study of religions.
  2. Through workshops, guest lectures and individual training, CERES researchers get support for applying computational methods as part of their own research.