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KUB Datalab: DH - CULT (Digital Humanities - Culture and Text)

DH - CULT (Digital Humanities - Culture and Text)

DH Cult KUB Datalab

We are a group of researchers/teachers at HUM who are interested in different methods related to digital culture and text studies. The group focuses on digital text studies, theory, and methodology and will work to apply these in both our research and teaching practices. The group's activities are interdisciplinary and thus address (but are not limited to) researchers from several departments in the fields of culture, literature, and language. The activities of the group include the exchange of ideas, solutions, and perspectives, as well as the identification of problems that we may best solve together. The aim is to strengthen the study of digital humanities that concerns digital text studies by establishing an interdisciplinary community of practitioners.
We will:

  • Share teaching experiences concerning digital methods in the study of texts.
  • Exchange teaching modules/tools/programmes that can improve the quality of teaching and develop competences across the faculty.
  • Invite of guest lecturers who can provide us with knowledge about methods and introduce us to new areas of text study. We favour an open lecture format, preferably followed by a workshop for the group and other researchers interested in digital text analysis. 
  • Define desired technical/methodological courses for the group in collaboration with KUB Datalab.


  • We will work towards a possible interdisciplinary teaching module in Digital Humanities at HUM
  • We will explore the possibility of research collaborations and joint research applications
  • We will harness our competences at the faculty on digital methods for the study of texts


  • Associate Professor Robert Rix. Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies
  • Assistant Professor Bo Ærenlund Sørensen. Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
  • Special Adviser Lars Kjær. Copenhagen University Library | The Royal Danish Library

The following support the activities of the DH-CulT

  • Alexander Conroy
  • Bo Ærenlund Sørensen
  • Bolette Sandford Pedersen
  • Efram Sera-Shriar
  • Janus Mortensen
  • Jens Bjerring-Hansen
  • Julian Koch
  • Kim Ebensgaard
  • Kristen Hvelplund
  • Lars Kjær
  • Rasmus Christian Elling
  • Robert Rix

Talk by Professor Glenn Roe

Professor Gleen Roe talks at South Campus

Meet Professor Glenn Roe of Sorbonne University and hear him talk about the project "Modelling Enlightenment. Reassembling Networks of Modernity through data-driven research". It is on 15 June 2023, 11:00-12:00 at South Campus, room 24.0.11. Organizer: Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies and DH-Cult.

Read more: Intertextual networks of the French Enlightenment: the ModERN Project

The Digital Humanities Discussion Group

DH Cult KUB Datalab

The Digital Humanities Discussion Group

During spring 2023 the Digital Humanities Discussion Group meets on these dates in room 24.3.63.

  • Wednesday 1st March, 12-13 [1]
  • Friday 14th April 13-14 [2]
  • Friday 12th May 13-14 [3]

The meetings are just one hour, and they are an easy way to get into regularly discussing peer-reviewed DH work. An article is chosen for each meeting and is examined from these three points, 15 minutes each:

  • Discussion of the methodologies used in the analyses
  • Other than the data and methodologies, what is “DH” about this paper? (i.e. what is this journal looking for?)
  • Is there anything from the paper we could use for our own research? (roundtable)

The Digital Humanities Discussion Group is organised by Joanna Beaufoy, PhD Fellow at Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies, and please reach out to her by email for more information. 

Readning list 
[1] Karlińska, Agnieszka. “The Art of Nerves: A Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of Drama at the Turn of Nineteenth and Twentieth Century.” Digital Scholarship in the Humanities 36.1 (2021): 122–137. Web.
[2] Viola, Lorella, and Jaap Verheul. “Mining Ethnicity: Discourse-Driven Topic Modelling of Immigrant Discourses in the USA, 1898–1920.” Digital Scholarship in the Humanities 35.4 (2020): 921–943. Web.

[3] We will read two “manifestos” for Digital Humanities: