The DHLAB ambitions to form a new generation of young researchers – “digital humanists”. It develops innovative educational programs and didactic technologies to progress towards this goal.

Frederic Kaplan’s teaching covers most of the aspects of Digital Humanities with introduction to the main concepts, tools and resources. The goal is to train students to become autonomous “digital humanists” – mastering all the necessary skills to conduct digital humanities projects (digitalization processes, historical GIS, image analyses, text mining, 3D modeling, interfaces conception, large-scale databases, project management). Frederic Kaplan’s teaching is centered on the research challenges of the Venice Time Machine project.

Humanités Digitales Bachelor Level Course (BA) Spring

Ce cours propose un panorama des enjeux, méthodes et outils de ce domaine des Digital Humanities en étudiant comment les Big Data sont en train de transformer les sciences humaines et sociales.

Digital Humanities I & II Master Level Course (MA) Autumn & Spring

Digital Humanities is an interdisciplinary domain applying computational methods to research questions in the humanities. This course gives an introduction to the core concepts and methods of this research domain through examples taken from an ongoing large-scale project, the Venice Time Machine.


Frederic Kaplan is habilitated to supervise Ph.D students in three doctoral schools at EPFL (Computer, communication and information sciences (EDIC), Architecture and Science of the City (EDAR), Management of Technology (EDMT)).


The DHLAB is a member of the EPFL Center for Digital Education and is involved in the development of new teaching methods centered around the “MOOCs”.