Laboratory of Digital Cultures and Humanities of the University of Lausanne

Ladhul - An interfaculty virtual centre

The Laboratory of Digital Cultures and Humanities of the University of Lausanne (LaDHUL) was created at the beginning of 2013. It is an interfaculty organization, administratively attached to the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (SSP), and led jointly with the Faculty of Letters and the Faculty of Theology and Religious Sciences (FTSR). It aims to provide a collective space for research, collaboration, information and scientific promotion to all UNIL researchers working on digital cultures and humanities.

Areas of work

LADHUL’s research focuses on the general question of digitization of literary heritage and historical and social archives, and, more broadly, the practices and uses of information technologies.

As a collective space for scientific research and development, LADHUL has six areas of activity:

  • Constitution, processing and use of archives and textual, visual, sound and multimedia corpora;
  • Observation, study, production and costing of digital knowledge;
  • Development and use of digital tools for the humanities;
  • Social relations mediatized by ICT;
  • Networking of researchers in Switzerland, in dialogue with national and international associations;
  • Development of interfaculty training in digital cultures and humanities in general, and in computer science and modelling for the human and social sciences in particular.
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