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How digital humanities can help in a pandemic

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With the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, there is a race against the clock to implement science-based measures to protect society’s most vulnerable populations. Public engagement with data has never been more urgent, and as EPFL professor Robert West explains, digital humanities research has a key role to play.

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The College of Humanities includes two institutes (IAGS and DH) and also coordinates a research program bringing together UNIL and EPFL (CROSS)

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Digital Humanities Institute (DHI)

World class interdisciplinary research in digital humanities with a local and global perspective

Institute for Area and Global Studies (IAGS)

Research exploring the socio-political, cultural, economic, and technological dimensions of global phenomenons

Collaborative Research on Science and Technology (CROSS)

UNIL-EPFL research projects exploring contemporary socio-technical challenges