The KNAW Humanities Cluster is focused on connecting people, research, data and collections. We foster innovative humanities research and build sustainable infrastructure. Our interdisciplinary research groups draw their expertise from humanities, computational linguistics, social science and semantic web and aim for innovation in research methodology. The Digital Infrastructure department provides a solid sustainable infrastructure environment for (digital) humanities projects.
The three founding institutes IISH, Huygens ING and Meertens Institute together created an unique research environment where everyone benefits from our combined knowledge, skills and experience across different disciplines, like data and collection management, research software engineering, and communication. Our researchers mainly focus on Ethnology, and Linguistics, History and Literature of the Netherlands, History of Knowledge, and Global Labour History. Read more about us.
In search of scents lost: new project explores Europe’s smelly heritage
A new, €2.8M international research project, funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme, will capture the smells of Europe as part of our cultural heritage: ODEUROPA.Read more News
Artificial Intelligence improved by cultural heritage
Heritage institutions and research and knowledge organizations are starting collaboration on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Cultural AI Lab.Read more News