It is among the most important tasks of Hungary’s oldest university, the Eötvös Loránd University, to adopt the latest scientific and technical advancements in the field of humanities. The practice of digital humanities – which now has become a worldwide phenomenon – unites humanities with a specialized form of computer science. Furthermore, there are international networks of DH centres, conferences and summer universities are being organized, and journals published even in paper form as well.
It is highly important for the Faculty of Humanities at Eötvös Loránd University to keep up with global trends and to create a stable centre for the education and development of digital humanities.
The centre is currently engaged in the following activities:
- introducing a courses in digital humanities which are available to every student at the Faculty of Humanities
- creating workshops with the involvement of specialists from Hungary and abroad
- organizing an international conference and a summer university
- as well as launching a number of DH projects