Digital Humanities has become a vibrant, rapidly growing field in recent years. It witnessed major innovations, new technologies and methods, bringing together research initiatives in the arts and humanities with cutting edge empirical methods from data science, machine learning, visualization and other fields.

The EPFL PhD program in Digital Humanities (EDDH) educates a new generation of scientists, who will bring together domain knowledge with current quantitative methods and are able to analyze, model and critically reflect on problems and challenges from real world contexts. The PhD program is directed to computer and data scientists, engineers, mathematicians, life scientists as well as to broadly skilled students from Humanities and Social Sciences interested in the range of interdisciplinary research questions covered by the overarching Digital Humanities framework. The program stimulates close collaboration between students, researchers and professors in Digital Humanities. Our doctoral students are trained to provide intellectual contributions and leadership in Digital Humanities as well as social and cultural issues at large.

Admission is on a competitive basis. All admissible students will have to be accepted by a host lab within the EDDH to be admitted to EPFL. At their host labs, PhD students will receive a salary. At the time of enrollment future students are required to have a Master’s degree in a related field.

Prospective students are strongly advised to contact potential host lab directors in advance of their application.

Research opportunities

Research opportunities in the program include:

– Empirical research in the areas of art, music, history and literature

– Data sculpting and experimental museology

– Social computing

– Social, political, cultural and ethical dimensions of digital technology

– Data science, machine learning, distributed information systems

The EPFL Doctoral School launched the third call for applications for EPFLglobaLeaders, a new doctoral fellowship programme funding early stage researchers to become leaders in the transition towards sustainable societies. In total, forty-eight doctoral fellows will benefit from a multifaceted training programme, including a secondment in the non-academic sector. The third call for applications is open from 1 March 2022 to 15 May 2022. More information: https://go.epfl.ch/EPFLglobaLeaders

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Prof Martin Alois Rohrmeier


Céline Cordey

EPFL EDDH program
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CH-1015 Lausanne

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