Willekens, F. et al. (2010). Computational Humanities. Report of the Computational Humanities Programme Committee of the KNAW. Amsterdam: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).


The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) views the new field of Computational Humanities as a means for enhancing creativity and innovation in the humanities in general and in the humanities institutes of the organization in particular. The KNAW institutes are characterised by extensive and unique collections. The large-scale digitisations of these collections provide opportunities for unorthodox and innovative research aimed at new knowledge about history, literature and music. In April 2009 the KNAW established an advisory committee to identify key areas in the humanities that are likely to fundamentally change the method of research as a result of the information technology revolution. The Computational Humanities Programme Committee (CHPC) consists of scholars from KNAW institutes and Dutch universities. This report is the outcome of reflections and consultations.

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