iInstitute Highlights 2023

The iInstitute at Linnaeus University provides interdisciplinary education in the digital humanities, computer science, health science, and other fields related to digital information.


  1. Completion of the Dimpah project, involving three iSchools (Amsterdam, Porto, coordinated by Linnaeus University). Selected as a best practice project by the EU funding agency. 
  2. Horizon 2024 application “Human-centered Approach to Large Language Models for Accessing Reliable Knowledge” (HALLMARK).
    Coordinated by: Linnaeus University
    Partners from eight iSchools: Edinburgh Napier University, University of Strathclyde, University of Regensburg, Universite de Bretagne Occidentale, University of Amsterdam, Charles University, University College London.
  3. WASP HS project “Artificial intelligence as a risk and opportunity for archives” in collaboration with Uppsala University started, employing two PhD students. First cross-disciplinary PhD student enrolled in collaboration between Faculty of Arts and Humanities and Faculty of Technology.
  4. Extended funding received 2025-2028, for HUMINFRA infrastructure with Swedish Research Council, a national infrastructure for Digital Humanities where iInstitute leads DARIAH European infrastructure. 
  5. Swedish National Doctoral School in Digital Humanities: Data, Culture, and Society – Critical Perspectives (DASH) received funding from the Swedish Research Council. Partners: Uppsala University, Umeå University, Linnaeus University and Gothenburg University. 
  6. Project ”Cultivating Information, Organizing Culture” aims at establishing a cross-disciplinary, international research network focused on issues concerning classification, culture and new media.
    Participating organizations: Copenhagen University, Linnaeus University.
    Under: Carlsberg Foundation.
    Timetable: July 2023–June 2025.

iInstitute at the iSchools Organization

  1. iInstitute initiated and joined a multilateral iSchools Erasmus agreement for student and teacher exchange.
  2. The European/African iSchools Vision and Strategy developed, under the initiation and leadership of iInstitute. 
  3. iInstitute initiated and has been coordinating the iSchools multilateral virtual student exchange since 2021. 
  4. Head of the iInstitute unanimously re-elected as Chair of European/African Region of iSchools 2024-2024, extending the 2022-2023 period. The European/African Region currently numbers 40 iSchools.


  1. Linnaeus and Uppsala extend their membership in DARIAH-EU as cooperative partners. 


  1. The 9th annual Big Data conference with strong representation from Digital Humanities. 
  2. iInstitute coordinating PhD Webinars since 2022. 
  3. Baladria Summer School in Digital Humanities, held in 2023. 
  4. DHNB Workshop on Education in Digital Humanities, coordinated by Linnaeus University since 2016 at the annual "Digital Humanities in the Nordic and Baltic Countries" (DHNB) Conference
  5. Linnaeus University hosting a guest PhD student from the iSchool at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (12-months stay).

iInstitute Action Points 2024

  1. DARIAH-SE national membership, via Huminfra, coordinated by Linnaeus University.
  2. Project proposals: at least one EU grant within iSchools, at least one VR grant, one FoU grant.
  3. Events: The 10th annual Big Data conference at Lnu, September 2024; Baladria Summer School 2024, now part of VR’s Doctoral School for Digital Humanities (DASH); DHNB Workshop on Education in Digital Humanities.
  4. Further collaboration across iInstitute programmes, making them more interdisciplinary.