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





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.

Building a Master in Digital Humanities

Education in Digital Humanities has been discussed at Linnaeus University since 2015. At the moment Linnaeus University offers:

  • Course Programming for Digital Humanities
  • A Summer School in Digital Humanities, in collaboration with University of Zadar, Uppsala University, iInstitute and Linnaeus University’s Centre for Data Intensive Sciences and Applications.

Plans to introduce Digital Humanities as a new subject of study are under way, as well as the Master and Magister programme in Digital Humanities.

Board members

  • Elisabet Göransson
  • Italo Masiello
  • Koraljka Golub
  • Ludvig Papmehl-Dufay
  • Marcelo Milrad