Digital Humanities

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

Project Assistant

Tamara Laketic

Timetable

2016-

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Vision

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.

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Related projects

Two new approved project proposals which grew out of the LNU Digital Humanities Initiative:

  • Developing Attractive Information Landscapes for the Mapping of Cultural Events Using Web Technologies, towards developing a mock-up of an app for cultural events in Småland, starting with Nya Småland as a test bed. Further funding will be sought to complete the app's development.
  • LNU as a Unique iSchool, towards creating one-of-the-kind suite of international distance Master programmes in the field of information (*iField*) which may include Data Science, Digital Humanities, E-Health, Knowledge Management, Business Informatics and others.