Trier Center for Digital Humanities | We are Fluent in D and H

The Trier Center for Digital Humanities is a central research facility of the University of Trier. In 1998, it was named “Competence Center for Electronic Cataloging and Publication Processes in the Humanities” by the founder Prof. Dr. Kurt Gärtner. Since then, the use of digital methods and tools, especially in the humanities, has been of fundamental importance in every phase of the research process. Today, the TCDH is headed by the directors Prof. Dr. Claudine Moulin and Prof. Dr. Christof Schöch as well as the managing directors Dr. Claudia Bamberg and Dr. Thomas Burch. Through them and all employees, the center has a worldwide network of researchers and experts in humanities research facilities and in cultural and educational institutions. You can find an overview in the topic area “Networked Research”.

We made a name for ourselves as “digital architects” in the field of Digital Humanities with pioneering and exemplary solutions in the areas of digital lexicography and digital editions. The team of the TCDH co-developed internationally recognized standards and methods for the digitization and archiving of digital data, created software for the transcription and collation of manuscripts, worked with humanities scholars on the application of their methods to textual data, developed concepts, digital tools and technologies and, thus, participated in numerous projects for the digital renaissance of poets, thinkers and cultural treasures.

We Develop Digital Humanities

Our work is mostly practical, but we are also actively involved in basic research in the research and work fields of Digital Humanities on a national and international level. Our focal points are centered on the research areas of digital editions and digital lexicography, software systems and research infrastructure as well as digital literary and cultural studies. The members of the center have many years of diverse experience and knowledge in the management and implementation of research and development projects in the Digital Humanities and are available as competent cooperation partners for innovative research projects .

Our Competencies

In order to be able to bundle related projects and relevant competencies even better, we defined three research areas at the beginning of 2020. They are based on our skills and experiences as well as on our ambitions for the future: