Digital Humanities is an interdisciplinary domain applying computational methods to conduct research in the humanities. The Digital Humanities Laboratory (DHLAB), founded in 2012 by professor Frédéric Kaplan develops new computational approaches for rediscovering the past and anticipating the future. Projects conducted at the lab range from building “Google maps of ancient places” to studying how algorithms transforms the way we write.

Benefiting from EPFL’s strong technological expertise, the DHLAB conducts research projects in collaboration with prestigious patrimonial institutions and museums, all over Europe. The lab’s interdisciplinary team includes computational scientists, mathematicians, experts in geographical information systems and interaction designers – all with transdisciplinary backgrounds facilitating interaction with humanities’s scholars from all disciplines.

Here are the different research groups composing the DHLab. Click on them to read their goals, consult their member lists, and download publications.

Massive Digitisation and Long Term Data Preservation

Automatic Transcription and Document Analysis

Knowledge Systems

Historical Geographical Information Systems

Text Mining and Linguistic Computing

Network Analytics

Geometrical Pattern Discovery

Reading and Writing Technologies

Interface and Data Visualisation