The Centre for Digital Humanities and Arts (CDHA) is a platform for construction, hosting, consultation about development and access to digital databanks in the humanities and arts, and for research based on digital databanks.
The databanks cover both language resources, i.e. texts and languages, and resources in other formats, such as images, videos, 3D models, sounds and visual arts in digital formats. CDHA will coordinate international collaboration in digital research infrastructure in humanities and arts, and work in the spirit of providing open access to research data.
CDHA is based on a collaboration between ten Icelandic institutes, around a central research infrastructure in humanities and arts.
Digital humanities (DH) is a rapidly growing research field at the intersection of humanities and information technology (IT). DH applies IT methods to research subjects in the humanities and arts, opening opportunities for new interdisciplinary research and research topics, and for new opportunities for the dissemination of research.
CDHA is intended to support access to, and development of, research infrastructures in DH, and link Icelandic research to international developments in the field. CDHA will become a research infrastructure hub, operated by a network of leading universities and institutes working in the humanities and arts and with data about history, culture and languages in Iceland.
Proposers of the project
Contact: Ólöf Garðarsdóttir, Dean of School of Humanities
Estimated total cost of the project is 525 million ISK in the period of 2021 to 2025.