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Digital Humanities Lab

Tailor-made tools and consultation

Since 2014, three programmers at the Digital Humanities Lab offer IT support by building tools for targeted research. After several successful calls (see portfolio), we decided to offer submission on a continuous basis.


You may apply for the development of tools such as:

  • a digital tool in support of current research
  • a digital demo for a research proposal
  • a website/PHP tool to disclose results of a research database

How to apply

The Lab tries to help as many people as possible. Therefore, we encourage small requests in line with the developments in the field of Digital Humanities. You are requested to submit the application form (one A4 only) to discuss what problem needs to be solved by the programming job and

  • why the programming job is the solution
  • how urgent the problem is
  • a target date
  • the number of programming hours needed, and

Please send an email to José de Kruif (J.dekruif@uu.nl) to request the application form and explanatory notes. Completed forms can also be returned to her.

Questions and consultation hours

The Lab regularly distributes calls for proposals, researchers can then apply for tailor-made applications. Such an application need not be fully elaborated: the Lab can also provide advice about what might be the best ICT-solution to your research problem. The Lab is not limited to linguistics, researchers from all the disciplines in the humanities are welcome. Currently, the Lab is working on, for example, historical/genealogical research, in which family trees from the Early Modern age are automatically checked for inconsistencies.

Moreover the Lab offers ‘walk-in’ consultations every Wednesday (10h – 11h) and Thursday (15h – 16h), to which the staff of the Faculty of the Humanities and all those interested are invited. You are welcome at Drift 10, room 3.07, for all your questions regarding ICT and research. The Lab’s programmers, and coordinator and advisor dr. José de Kruif will be present during these hours.

Of course, it is also always possible to make an appointment. Simply e-mail to José de Kruif: J.deKruif@uu.nl or digitalhumanities@uu.nl