The KNAW Humanities Cluster is devoted to innovative, state-of-the-art research in the humanities. We initiate interdisciplinary projects, develop new digital methods and build sustainable digital infrastructure. By connecting with a wide variety of researchers, research software engineers, and other stakeholders within and outside the academic community, we aim to achieve maximal societal and scholarly impact.
The KNAW Humanities Cluster houses researchers, experts in digital data and collection management, (data) collections and digital infrastructure, all supported by a professional department of Operational Management. This unique combination of expertise offers everything one needs to be successful in a modern research environment and it sets us apart from almost all other (digital) humanities research facilities in the world.
Our researchers focus on Dutch language and culture, History and Literature of the Netherlands, History of Knowledge, and Global Labour History.
‘Scientific and social developments require a joint effort. The individual KNAW institutes are too small for that. Working together can generate valuable new insights that may be useful for policymakers.’ – Henk Wals, former director IISH and former chairman of the board of directors of the KNAW Humanities Cluster, University of Amsterdam, 25 October 2016
eScience Center awards COLLaiTE
The project ‘COLLaiTE: An Artificial Intelligence Approach to Comparing Text Versions’ of Elli Bleeker and Ronald Haentjens Dekker of the DHLab has been awarded the Open…Read more News
Does the Humanities Cluster need to build national infrastructure?
* Nederlands onder de Engelse tekst * Interview with Menno Rasch Menno Rasch has now been director of the KNAW Humanities Cluster’s Digital Infrastructure department for…Read more News