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HaS – Humanities at Scale

Development and expansion of Digital Humanities relevant tools, services, as well as training, education and pooling of scientific and technological DH expertise at EU level.

Research project
Digital Transformation – Urban Futures
Organisational Unit:
Cooperation partners:
European Commission - Horizon 2020

Discover Humanities at Scale

Humanities at Scale ( can be understood as an add on to DARIAH. It is set up to improve DARIAH in fostering new and sustaining existing knowledge in digitally enabled research in the arts and humanities.

In order to achieve these goals HaS focusses on three main activities:

1. Growing the DARIAH community:

Networking: Bring researchers together

“Humanities at Scale” aims to grow the group of members associated with DARIAH. For this purpose, the project integrates new regional communities and new research communities.

Funding: Help to find funds

HaS supports the growth of DARIAH with ambassadors for digital humanities and alternative funding models.

Education: Expanding knowledge

HaS offers as well a dedicated pan-European training programme on digital arts and humanities. HaS will also organize summer and winter schools in regions without a longstanding tradition in digital humanities.

Fellowships: Exchange knowledge

HaS fosters the exchange of researchers on digital humanities in the European Research Area (ERA) through several subsistence fellowships and the

2. Developing core services:

Better access to DARIAH contributions

“Humanities at Scale” will better integrate the existing contributions from DARIAH member states and will make its complex model of national contributions more accessible as a whole.

Support research

The project supports digital humanities projects as the main contributors to DARIAH with basic infrastructure services that they will need throughout their lifecycle. This will make digital humanities projects’ integration with DARIAH much easier, as the integration starts at a much earlier point in their conception.

Open Access

Furthermore, the project concentrates on open access in two new domains of open data and open methods in the arts and humanities.

3. Informing research communities:

Information plays a crucial role within the “Humanities at Scale” project. HaS will disseminate results to relevant academic, cultural, industrial communities and the interested public through publications, presentations and online media.

The DARIAH-ERIC coordinates HaS. All of the partners involved in HaS are major providers of humanities infrastructures in their respective countries and internationally. They add the necessary expertise in the field to ensure a smooth running of the project. Moreover, “Humanities at Scale” can rely on the expertise of more than 60 partner institutions in DARIAH.

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Project Management



Dr. Ulrike Wuttke

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Wuttke

Chair of Library Science – Strategies, Service Development, Science Communication

Other parties involved

  • Dr. Jenny Oltersdorf