We are pleased to announce that the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities - A Resource Centre for the HumanitiEs (ACDH-CH) has been successfully re-assessed as a CLARIN B-centre and has received a renewed B-centre certificate.
The Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage (ACDH-CH) brings together two focal points of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in one institute, pursuing (a) basic research in the humanities in long-term projects for the development and preservation of cultural heritage and (b) research in the methodological and theoretical paradigms of digital documentation, processing, research and visualisation of the digital humanities. Within the ACDH-CH, both pillars are intended to increasingly cross-fertilise each other and, thus, contribute to the development of joint work on the rich treasure of Europe's cultural memory.
The infrastructural unit offers a growing portfolio of services: running a repository for digital resources, hosting and publishing data, developing software and working in a tightly knit network of specialised knowledge centres across Europe by offering advice and guidance to the research community.
In DH research, the team is mainly concerned with text- and language-related questions focusing on historical questions. Current projects cover a wide range of humanities domains, investigating technical standards, infrastructure components, semantic technologies and text technological methods. All of these activities are embedded within the European infrastructure consortia CLARIN- and DARIAH-EU.
The CH pillar of the ACDH-CH focuses on long term research activities of the ÖAW. The current CH research groups are mainly concerned with research on language, music, literature and biographies with a special emphasis on the Austrian context.
CLARIN congratulates the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities, A Resource Centre for the HumanitiEs (ACDH-CH) and thanks all persons involved, in particular those responsible at the B-centre and the members of the assessment committee.