Digital Humanities

Digital humanities is an interdisciplinary field of study that represents a bridge between the arts and humanities and information technology.

Recent developments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and interactive applications are creating new social tools and conditions for people to connect and interact; therefore, changing the ways we communicate, socialize and collaborate. These new forms of digital enhanced communication and collaboration have been rapidly adopted and integrated into people’s everyday lives.

Understanding the nature and consequences of these new interactions and social transformations is crucial if we want to design and shape a better future where digital technologies become an integral component for enriching our life. One major challenge we have identified is the exploration of the two-way interactions between society and ICT with a focus on the Humanities. This particular orientation has the potential to become a key success factor for the values and competitiveness of the entire Linnaeus region having in mind recent EU and Swedish political discussions in the field of Digital Humanities.

Project Information

Project leaders

Koraljka Golub, Marcelo Milrad





Our long-term vision is to create a leading education, development and research regional centre that combines in novel ways already existing expertise from different Linnaeues University departments and faculties working in close collaboration and co-creation with people and different organizations (both public and private sector) from the surrounding society. Addressing future societal challenges would be possible by highly skilled professionals whose education has been markedly enhanced by practice-informed education and joint, cross-sector innovation.


Education in Digital Humanities

Within Digital Humanities, Linnaeus University offers the following:

The Master's program in Educational Technology is a challenge-driven program that caters to those with a technical, educational or behavioural science background with an interest in the digital transformation of teaching and learning practice in the education sector. The new social conditions that digital transformation in education entails mean that new knowledge and roles need to be developed in order to provide the right skills to those who work in, with and for education. The interaction between design, technology and learning are central to the program.

The master's program started in September 2019 and is given part-time. The program is still under development and given only in Swedish at the moment. The plan for the near future is to open up the courses and give them also in English to international participants.