The 2nd Heidelberg Computational Humanities Spring School (HCH19)

The 2nd Heidelberg Computational Humanities Spring School (HCH19) will be held on July 15-19, 2019 at the Graduate School for the Humanities and Social Sciences of Heidelberg University.


Computational (or Digital) Humanities (DH) have recently become a hot topic inside and outside academia. DH and its subfields synergise quantitative and computational methods from the areas of computer science, statistics, or computational linguistics with qualitative research in the humanities and social sciences.
These mixed methods approaches have a great potential and can lead to novel approaches that allow us to examine complex research questions by both tapping into large amounts of data and shifting between macro- and micro-level perspectives.

What we offer

The spring school offers one week of closely integrated lectures, workshops and panels which emphasize mixed methods and the multimodality of computational humanities.

The lectures will focus on the following key areas:

  • Methodology of Computational Humanities: Mixed Methods in the Making
  • Computational Literary Analysis
  • Computational Humanities in the Cultural Sphere
  • Computational Humanities in the Social Sphere

Intended audience

The interdisciplinary Spring School “Computational Humanities” addresses highly motivated PhD candidates from different disciplines whose projects are situated in the field of computational humanities.

The aim of the spring school is to provide students with interdisciplinary, state-of-the-art training and skills in computational humanities and to introduce them to cutting-edge research of internationally renowned scholars in the field.


We invite applications from national and international PhD students.
Please go to Applications to find out how to apply for the CHC19 spring school!