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Methods DH

News 28. 7. 2021

A series of popularization articles on DH methods is now being published on the LINDAT-CLARIAH.CZ website (FF MUNI). Their goal is to present individual methods and point out projects, which use them in their research.

The series currently consists of five contributions:

Text analysis

Text analysis tools

Metadata – what do Netflix and digital humanities have in common?

COVID-19 through the eyes of scientists, media and social networks

Digitization of cultural heritage. How to preserve the ruins of a castle, temple or archeological site

TEITOK online

News 29. 3. 2020

A record from the last LINDAT / CLARIAH-CZ tutorial during which Maarten Janssen from the University of Coimbra introduced the TEITOK tool that combines corpus tools with the TEI standard can be viewed here:


News 28. 3. 2019

In the February 2019 the newly established research infrastructure LINDAT / CLARIAH-CZ was presented at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University. The aim is to make accessible digitized resources from 11 leading national cultural, memory and educational institutions, comprising the fields of linguistics, history, archeology, historical bibliography, philosophy, culture sciences, art history, film culture, visual arts, musicology, history of music, ethnology and folklore.
The LINDAT / CLARIAH-CZ was created by merging the research infrastructures LINDAT/CLARIN and DARIAH-CZ and is a joint, distributed national node of the Czech Republic in European research infrastructures CLARIN ERIC (Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure) and DARIAH ERIC (Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities.
The project website is being prepared and we will inform about it.
More information:

Return to ADHO Conference 2017

News 30. 10. 2017

In Information bulletin (no. 3/2017) the Library of the CAS covers among others the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) conference, this year it took place in Montreal, Canada. Its main topic was the ”Access“.

Report in Czech is available here:

Digital Humanities and the Study of the Past – cycle of host lectures

News 22. 9. 2017

Within the scope of long-term project Medieval Social Conflicts and Contrasts, the Centre for the study of the Middle Ages prepared semestral cycle of host lectures focussed on digital humanities exploitation during study and research of Middle ages and Early modern period society.
More info:

Call for Papers (30. 9. 2017): Cultural Heritage in Digital Age

News 28. 8. 2017

For the beginning of the year 2018, the Associazione per l’Informatica Umanistica e le Culture Digitali (AIUCD) is preparing a conference „Cultural Heritage in the Digital Age. Memory, Humanities and Technologies“.
Time and place: January 31 – February 2, 2018, Bari (Italy)
More information:

INFORMACE 1/2016 newsletter: “Digital Humanities – accessibility, storage and rescue of sources in digital age”

News 22. 6. 2017

Last year, a working group was set up under Strategy AV21 within the Memory in the Digital Age programme. Its task was to define basic objectives in the area of development and application of tools for work with information sources of institutes in Research Area III of the CAS. As the subtitle of the article shows, the main task of the working group is no less than to initiate innovations in the way secondary sources are made accessible, with a view to new scientific queries brought about by the digital humanities science discipline, a discipline already established abroad, using computation tools in humanities and social sciences.
Digital Humanities portal
The first tangible outcome of the above-mentioned group’s efforts was the creation of a publicly accessible online Digital Humanities portal, the objective of which was to provide access to information sources of institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences from a single location, and further, to create a shared environment offering the user easy orientation in various information sources in the area of research in social sciences and humanities in the Czech Republic.
A database of information sources created and managed by institutes of the CAS in Research Area III constitutes a key part of the new portal. The overview of individual institutes includes a list of own sources with links to more detailed information. The database is sorted alphabetically but the sources on display can be narrowed down using several criteria: accessibility (online/partly online/offline/not in electronic form), source type, discipline and keywords. The information part of the portal reflects current developments in digital humanities abroad, both with regard to scholarly events, pending projects or new publications which may be inspiring for the development of this field in the Czech Republic. A far from negligible side benefit is the clarification of the status of processing of information sources of individual institutes and facilitation of the choice of a suitable joint action for the building of an interdisciplinary research infrastructure in the area of social sciences and humanities.
Třešť, February 8-9, 2016
At the beginning of this year, a two-day meeting was held at the academic center in Třešť in order to create the basic organizational structure and to seek key common themes and worthy research queries. The field so defined will serve as a basis for future cooperation between academic institutes, as well as a theoretical basis for the preparation of joint project proposals.
One of them is the pending (C)ERIDAH project focusing on excellent research in the area of digital humanities. The preparation of the joint project draws on the outcome of the meeting in Třešť and a number of related gatherings held in the course of March 2016. At those meetings, the basic thematic areas were defined and points of intersection between professional interests of the individual institutes sought. Information gathered for the purposes of the above-mentioned portal was also beneficial for the planned development of institutional infrastructure. As regards the implementation of outputs in the virtual environment of the internet, cooperation was established with selected institutions outside the academia, specifically, representatives of Charles University in Prague who have been working in field of digital humanities for an extended period of time, have ample experience in the field and can boast satisfactory scientific results and successful executions.
Although the field of digital humanities can be viewed as a fairly new discipline in the Czech Republic, it can obviously be very useful precisely for the presentation of scientific results, in particular in disciplines in Research Area III; however, it needs to be stressed that it can bring new research queries, scientific approaches, and a fundamental change of the paradigm of work involving large volumes of data found in the information sources of the institutes, where the processing of such data using the traditional method would not only require an inordinate amount of labor and time, but could not provide answers to certain questions in any case.

The article was published in electronic newsletter INFORMACE:
Šícha, Vojtěch. Digital Humanities – zpřístupňování, uchovávání a záchrana pramenů v digitálním věku (Digital Humanities – accessibility, storage and rescue of sources in digital age).  Informace [online]. , nr. [cit. 2016-07-19]. ISSN 1805-2800. Accessible at:


International project DiXiT

News 4. 4. 2017

An interesting activity, focusing on the creation and publication of digital scholarly editions, is conducted under international project DiXiT. The project offers researchers participation in specialized workshops on theoretical, technological and methodological developments in the area of creation of digital scholarly editions.
DiXiT project is financed under the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission and will run from September 2013 till August 2017.
Inspiring reports from workshops can be accessed at the following blog:
For more information, please see:

Survey of interest in the establishment of a Czech, possible also Slovak, association for digital humanities

News 4. 4. 2017

Following a meeting with Prof. J. Christoph Meister from the European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH) at the annual Digital Humanities 2016 conference in Cracow, we would like to find out whether Czech, possibly also Slovak, researchers would be interested in the establishment of an association for digital humanities. Further information on the operation of the association and its involvement in other structures can be found here –
If you would like to take part in this initiative, kindly complete the questionnaire, or share the information with your colleagues who might find it relevant. To share the survey, the following link can be used:

Launch of Digital Humanities portal

News 9. 6. 2016

This database of digital humanities information sources created and managed by the CAS was compiled from data supplied by the individual institutes in Research Area III.
The database is primarily sorted alphabetically. The sources on display can be narrowed down using several criteria: accessibility (online/partly online/offline/not in electronic form), source type, discipline and keywords. The filter further includes a search window with a prompt function.
The overview of individual institutes includes a list of own sources with links to more detailed information.
Information collected in the menu on the left will be further supplemented and updated.
We hope you will enjoy working with the portal, and that it will be a useful source of information and impulses. Any comments are welcome.