Digital Humanities


The series on Digital Humanities (DH) hosted by the IRH-ICUB aims to explore various tools, methods, and research challenges at the crossroads between the traditional humanities and digital methods. It offers a venue for discussing projects and study cases. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the field, the IRH-ICUB DH series encourages a roundtable discussion format, with papers on various disciplines and diverse case studies.

Topics to be explored:

  • Digital research tools in the Humanities
  • Dissemination of results: Digital vs Traditional models of dissemination in Social Sciences and Humanities
  • In the archives. Challenges of the digitization process
  • Cleaning the Data. Databases in Digital Humanities
  • Conceptual Models and Planning a Digital Project
  • Research projects and digital infrastructure
  • Forms of visualization

The meetings of the DH series will take place every month. The series is organized by Mihnea Dobre and Timothy Tambassi.

Please register for attending the meetings. For registration, please send a message to

For questions about the program, please contact Mihnea Dobre at


Program (Thursday, 11:00-13:00):


May 2018

DH 10 mai

10.05. (10:00-13:00) – Invited speakers: 

Maria Bostenaru (“Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism)Research Networking Programme of the European Science Foundation NeDiMAH (Network for Digital Methods in Arts and Humanities) – Romanian participation 2012-2015

Giorgio Guzzetta (University College Cork)Extreme Reading: Scalable Text Analysis and Interpretation with Voyant

Federico Boschetti (CNR):  Euporia: Using Domain Specific Languages for Textual Annotation without Mark-up

Timothy Tambassi (ICUB, University of Bucharest): Thinking Bucharest Geo-ontologically


DH 8 Martie


March 2018

08.03. (11:00-13:00) – Maria Bostenaru (“Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism) – Research Networking Programme of the European Science Foundation NeDiMAH (Network for Digital Methods in Arts and Humanities) – Romanian participation 2012-2015




DH 15 feb

February, 2018

15.02.  (11:00-13:00) – Invited speakers: 

Nicola Barbuti (University of Bari) – A Graphic Matching Process for Searching and Retrieving Information in Digital Libraries of Manuscripts

Francesco Stella (University of Sienna) – The advantages of digital analysis in textual and literary criticism: some experiments with the Lexicon software



DH 7 dec


December 2017

07.12. (11:00-13:00) – Octavian Gordon (University of Bucharest), A Possible Digital Lexicographical Tool for Classics






November 2017

02.11. (11:00-13:00) – Crystal Hall (Bowdoin College), Computing Galileo’s Library: The Humanities’ Role in Shaping Computation

This presentation explores the creation of a digital humanities project as an opportunity for humanists to intervene in design thinking in ways that have broad ramifications. The case study of building an interactive, digital laboratory for the study of Galileo Galilei’s library, offers a way to assert the value of ambiguous and missing data, database design for exploration rather than retrieval, and experimentation via historical epistemologies. Examples will be drawn from Galileo’s works and books related to literature and natural philosophy from early modern Italy. Website:


More details about past events from the Digital Humanities series are available here