About HCH 19
Computational Humanities (or Digital Humanities, DH) have
become a hot topic inside and
outside academia. DH and its subfields synergise quantitative and computational methods
from the areas of computer science, statistics, or computational linguistics with
qualitative research in the humanities and social sciences.
These mixed methods approaches have a great potential. They can lead to novel approaches
that allow us to examine complex research questions by tapping into large amounts of
data and shifting between macro- and micro-level perspectives.
Through support of the Volkswagen Foundation, the
interdisciplinary Summer School
“Computational Humanities” in Heidelberg instructed highly motivated PhD candidates from
different disciplines whose projects are situated in the field of computational
We accepted applications of students from 16 different
countries across the world:
21 participants from international universities, 10 participants from German
universities and 7 participants from Heidelberg University.
The aim of this summer school was to provide these students with interdisciplinary,
state-of-the-art training and skills in computational humanities and to introduce them
to cutting-edge research of internationally renowned scholars in the field.
The materials of lectures, workshops and poster presentations are available from this
website, including videos of the lectures. We thank all lecturers to have provided their
materials, so that a larger audience can take advantage of them.
We thank all lecturers and all participants for their great efforts and engagement!
The HCH19 organizing team.