Digital Humanities Institute (DHI)
The Digital Humanities Institute (DHI) was 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.
“A document is much more than just the paper or image or text itself”
Yohann Guffroy is a PhD candidate in EPFL’s Laboratory for the History of Science and Technology (LHST). He spoke to us about his research, the importance of humanities education at EPFL, and why sometimes it’s good to miss your exams.
The Digitisation of the Panorama of Murten is about to start
After two months of conservation and restoration work, Louis Braun's monumental work, created in 1893 on some 1000 m2 of canvas, is about to being digitised. The process will generate the largest digital image ever created and will allow for unprecedented immersive and interactive viewing experiences.
“We need to deconstruct the spontaneous philosophy of engineers”
After conducting postdoc research at EPFL for three and a half years, Simon Dumas Primbault is now heading to Marseille, France, to take up a position as a tenure track professor in open science for the humanities and social sciences. We spoke with Primbault, an engineer by training who later became a science historian, about how he’d like to see engineering students reflect on their education and their profession.