Research at CDH is conducted through our two institutes:
Researchers at IAGS study what the real-world conditions are like for people who live in different geopolitical climates. Their work spans a range of topics including urban anthropology, cultural heritage, historical archives, urban culture and innovation, climate change, teaching methods and engineering.
DHI was founded to explore how methods from other fields – such as data science, computer science and engineering – can be applied to the human sciences.
CDH also runs the Collaborative Research on Science and Society (CROSS) program, which brings together researchers from EPFL and UNIL to address today’s key technological and societal challenges.
In 2019 we introduced a visiting professor program at our labs and research centers to promote collaboration and knowledge sharing with universities around the world.
Steffen Herff receives SNSF Spark grant
Postdoctoral researcher Steffen Herff from the College of Humanities (CDH) Digital and Cognitive Musicology Lab (DCML) has received more than CHF95,000 from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) for a one-year project on the relationship between music and imagination.
Take a virtual tour of the Collection of Scientific Instruments
More than 1,000 items from the UNIL-EPFL Collection of Scientific Instruments have now been made accessible online, enabling students, researchers, and the public to explore the history of science, even in the midst of a modern pandemic.
World class interdisciplinary research in digital humanities with a local and global perspective
Research exploring the socio-political, cultural, economic, and technological dimensions of global phenomenons
UNIL-EPFL research projects exploring contemporary socio-technical challenges