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The vision: a network for digital humanities in the university city of Potsdam.

The digital transformation is changing broad fields of research in the humanities: from research infrastructure and the routines of publication to the handling of sources, editions and research data, as well as the digital methods of analysing literary texts and cultural artefacts. Additionally, the Digital Humanities face the task of reflecting the digital change of our society.

In order to confront these challenges and to realise the innovative potentials of this development, a research initiative at the University of Potsdam bundles together activities in the field of Digital Humanities. The goal of the research initiative is to establish interdisciplinary connections of different institutions and players based in Potsdam: between the institutions of the Faculty of Philosophy, as well as other faculties of the University of Potsdam. There will be co- operation with other research facilities in Potsdam, such as the University of Applied Science in Potsdam, and also between regional, national and international institutes affiliated to Digital Humanities.  


Third-Party Funded Projects

Henriette Herz Hackathons

Henriette Herz Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

With our concept of the "Henriette Herz Hackathons", the University of Potsdam has been awarded the Henriette Herz Prize of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

ReFA Vizual

ReFa: Restaging Fashion - Digital Contextualization of Vestimental Sources

The interdisciplinary research and digitization project "Restaging Fashion" develops new perspectives on historical clothing in a web-based environment.



03/2021 ist das Verbundprojekt »Computational Literary Studies Infrastructure« gestartet. Potsdam bearbeitet im Co-Lead mit F. Fischer das WP »Building the Ecosystem of and for Programmable Corpora«

Kollisionen Illustration

KOLLISIONEN Media collisions as drivers of innovation for new approaches to cultural heritage

The project studies the potential of immersion and narration for the visualization of cultural heritage collections and conceives novel interaction and visualization techniques for cultural collection

Falte Illustration

BMBF Project FoLD (Digital Research and Learning)

Since October 2019, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has been funding the interdisciplinary project: FoLD (Digital Research and Learning).


Networking-Understanding-Communicating: Amazonia as a future laboratory

Starting from collection objects, overcome borders and create spaces of networking, understanding and mediation.