Centre for Digital Humanities Research


Digital Humanities is a new and dynamic program at the ANU that supports students and researchers working with digital technology in a range of disciplines across the humanities and social sciences. The ANU is one of only a few universities in the world to offer both undergraduate and graduate programs in Digital Humanities. These programs offer unique opportunities to apply digital methods to cultural objects and analyses, while also allowing students to turn a critical eye upon the rapidly changing digital world in which we live.

The ANU Centre for Digital Humanities Research (CDHR) is a hub of research and teaching activity that includes researchers and developers with expertise in areas ranging from literature and art history to anthropology and web science. The CDHR recently established a Digital Humanities Lab that provides students across with access to cutting-edge technologies and methodological expertise that will enable and enhance the next generation of humanities researchers.

The ANU Centre for Digital Humanities Research links researchers and graduate students across the university working with digital technology in a range of disciplines, including anthropology, visual arts, museums and collections, social and environmental history, literary studies and linguistics.

The centre provides particular expertise in curating, researching and publishing digital collections, in metadata standards and repositories, and in long-term storage and preservation of research data, especially through our creation and management of OCCAMS, the Online Cultural Collections and Management System. Through OCCAMS, the centre is also a conduit to a number of ANU facilities and repositories, as well as national and international eResearch programs, including ANDS (the Australian National Data Service); NeCTAR (National eResearch Collaboration and Tools) and its funded Virtual Laboratory HuNI (Humanities Networked Infrastructure); and Project Bamboo, an international collaboration between research universities for building applications and shared infrastructure for humanities research.

Updated:  8 November 2017/Responsible Officer:  Centre Director/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications