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Fields of Work

The Service Center for Digital Humanities (SCDH) advises and accompanies researchers at WWU in the application of Digital Humanities (DH) methods. One focus is the identification and requirement-oriented development of generic DH services for the research community.

The SCDH supports researchers at the University of Münster ...

  • through consulting and project support:

Contact us as early as possible for a project proposal. We will advise you on the digital components suitable for your project, from the application to project implementation and publication. There are different modes of cooperation with the SCDH (Services).

  • with teaching and training courses

The SCDH regularly organizes educational courses for employees of the University of Münster and students of the DH certificate. You can find the current offerings under Certificate Digital Humanities.
But we also organize project- or workgroup-specific hands-on trainings, i.e. workshops with your project's real data sets and processes tailored to your project. The focus here is on dealing with practical problems and building competence in the team.

  • in the development and implementation of digital methods and tools

The SCDH accompanies the digital aspects of your project throughout the entire research workflow: from the development of a project-specific DH concept in proposal preparation, to implementation and publication. Accordingly, we support you not only in programming, but also in methodological issues that need to be clarified in the scholarly handling of complex data and specific methods and tools. Although there are standards for digital research, there are usually no general solutions. We therefore work with you to find ways in which your research question can be addressed with the help of digital methods.

  • in networking in and with the community

The SCDH does not work in an academic vacuum. DH methods thrive on constant exchange. We open the door to networks for you, whether through the Arbeitskreis Digital Humanities (AK DH) at the University of Münster, the Project Showcase, the DH Blog, the annual Day of DH at the University of Münster, or through joint active participation in German-language and international DH conferences.