As a research community, Digital Humanities Flanders (DHu.f) aims to create a digital humanities network by organizing networking seminars, where members can meet and develop new partnerships. DHu.f particularly focuses on combining these events with training opportunities, which give researchers the opportunity to acquire new digital skills. The initiative is sponsored by Research Foundation of Flanders (FWO).
Digital Humanities Flanders includes partners from various departments in (Flemish) universities and a large number of research units. This wide range of partners in DHu.f’s community illustrates how the focus is primarily methodological. Thus, DHu.f has the opportunity to unite an interdisciplinary group of researchers with strongly divergent scholarly and thematic background.
The research community also aims to consolidate the existing Digital Humanities scholarship in Flanders: many researchers in the participating groups are already at the forefront of Digital Humanities worldwide. This community will help them realize their research potential, for instance, by taking part in national research collaborations. DHu.f will therefore help to maintain and strengthen Flanders’s strategically important position in the international Digital Humanities landscape.
Alongside an impressive series of research groups in Flanders, the community also includes partners from French-speaking Belgium, the University of Cologne and the Huygens ING research institute.