Digital Humanities Institute

World class interdisciplinary research & education in the Digital Humanities fields

Our Mission

The Digital Humanities Institute (DHI) and the Digital Humanities Section (SoDH) were created to foster research and to offer strong educational programs in the growing fields of Digital Humanities. Our institute seeks to provide international leadership in digital humanities research and education. Our Master of Science in Digital Humanities is an example of this as it is a unique feature that very few schools offer around the globe.

The digital humanities apply the methodologies of data science, computer science and engineering to the fields of human and social sciences – from music to cultural heritage.

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Application deadlines are 15 April and 15 December. This program teaches how to interpret and translate data from cultural heritage, historical archives, and social media to acquire and share a better understanding of the world.


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Atelier d'écriture, écrire avec un écrivain – Inscriptions ouvertes


With: Parrainage des participants par les écrivains: Romain Buffat, Elisa Shua Dusapin, Thomas Flahaut, Joseph Incardona, Aude Seigne, Anne-Sophie Subilia
Category: Cultural events

Nature of Robotics: An Expanded Field


With: EPFL: Prof. Auke Ijspeert’s Biorobotics Laboratory (BioRob), Prof. Herbert Shea’s Soft Transducers Laboratory (LMTS), Prof. Selman Sakar’s MicroBioRobotic Systems (MICROBS) Laboratory, Prof Jamie Paik’s Reconfigurable Robotics Laboratory (RRL). Artistes: Haseeb Ahmed, Claudia Comte, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Agnes Denes, Melissa Dubbin & Aaron S. Davidson, Urs Fischer, Basim Magdy, Jürg Lehni, Adrien Missika, Katja Novitskova, Trevor Paglen, Léa Pereyre & PATHOS, Jean Tinguely et Suzanne Treister
Place and room: EPFL pavilions
Category: Exhibitions

Workshop "AI & Equality: A Human Rights Toolbox"


With: Caitlin Kraft-Buchman is the CEO/Founder of Women at the Table, a growing global Swiss civil society organization based in Geneva, and the first organization to focus on systems change by helping women gain influence in sectors that have key structural impact: technology; the economy; sustainability; and democracy and governance. She is a founder of the A+ Alliance for Inclusive Algorithms which was one of Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas in AI & Data, and leadership of the UN Women Generation Equality Action Coalition for Technology and Innovation. Asako Hattori serves as a human rights officer at the Women’s Human Rights and Gender Section, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN Human Rights– – OHCHR). Previously, she served at the Secretariat of the United Nations human rights treaty bodies, including the Committee on the Rights of the Child, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. At UN Human Rights, she has also worked on economic, social and cultural rights, land and human rights, gender stereotyping, digital technologies and women’s rights. Jessica Pidoux is a doctoral assistant at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, holds a master’s degree in sociology of communication and culture from the University of Lausanne and is finalising her thesis on dating applications programming and user practices. Sofia Kypraiou is a final-year master’s student in Data Science at EPFL who will work on her master’s thesis exploring and enhancing a practical toolbox for AI and Human rights in 2021. She holds a degree in Informatics & Telecommunications from the University of Athens. Hosts: Daniel Gatica-Perez leads the Social Computing Group at Idiap and is a professor at EPFL, affiliated with the School of Engineering and the College of Humanities. Helene Füger is the head of EPFL’s Equality Office.
Category: Conferences – Seminars


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