Humanities Data Science and Methodology

The Chair of Humanities Data Science and Methodology works at the intersection of historical research, oral history, digital cultural heritage and the digital humanities. Our interdisciplinary research asks how digital methods can help us to understand more about the past and the uses of the past in the present and future. Our research also addresses the benefits and limits of using data-driven, multimodal and algorythmic research methods to study the past. We are, moreover, interested to explore the transferability of the results of our research to the many fields, like Computer Science and Data Science, that aim to find patterns in, and make sense of, large, complex and disjointed datasets.