Cross-university collaboration in Digital Humanities & Social Science (DHSS) and Digital Humanities & Cultural Heritage (DHCH) Education

The workshop will allow established and recent DH programs and educational initiatives to report on their experiences, allowing us to form a diverse community of pedagogues to critically discuss topical issues relating to DH education. The DHNB venue encourages participation by teachers, researchers and developers from different perspectives. As the sixth workshop on education at DHNB, this year this workshop will focus on higher education in DH, aiming at pedagogical development and infrastructure building. Workshop participants will share their DH teaching experiences, including discussions of strategies, tools, platforms, evaluations, outcomes, and problems. The workshop will also explore a series of initiatives from the DHNB Higher Education Working Group intended to enable collaborative education among fellow universities with DHSS/DHCH programmes/courses/modules. Currently, there are three primary initiatives the Higher Education Working Group which we will address in the workshop’s main session: (1) DHSS/DHCH course exchanges, (2) project-based education, and (3) DHSS/DHCH instruction seminars. Visit the workshop webpage

Workshop themes

  • Collaborations/exchanges in digital humanities (DH) instruction 
  • Project-based/problem-based DH education
  • Interdisciplinary/cross-disciplinary/cross-sectoral/international cooperation in DH education
  • Existing programs, modules or individual courses in DH (e.g., design, target student groups, content, job market, evaluation, experiences, lessons-learned)
  • Currently developed programs, modules or individual courses in DH (e.g., design choices, target student groups, resource management, related issues)
  • Capacity building for student employability 

Call for papers

Candidates are invited to submit their proposals for a presentation. The presentations will be held in the workshop’s open period segment. The presentation should address a specific topic related to the workshop’s themes. 

Proposals should be 300 words in length and are to be submitted to by 15 January 2023. Proposals will be reviewed by the workshop organizers. Presenters will be notified of acceptance the following week.



Jonas Ingvarsson (primary contact), Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion, Faculty of Humanities; University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Ahmad Kamal (primary contact), Department of Cultural Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Humanities; iInstitute, Linnaeus University, Sweden

Koraljka Golub, Department of Cultural Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Humanities; iInstitute, Linnaeus University, Sweden

Isto Huvila, Olle Sköld and Anna Foka Department of ALM (Archival Science, Library & Information Science, and Museum & Heritage Studies), Uppsala University, Sweden

Marianne Ping Huang, School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, Denmark

Mikko Tolonen, Helsinki Collegium of Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland

Session Format

The workshop will be held online via Zoom.


Please contact Ahmad Kamal, Linnaeus University ( or Jonas Ingvarsson, University of Gothenburg (

Date & Time

March 7, 8:30 – 12:30 (CET)

Intended Audience

The intended audience of this workshop are course instructors and programme managers for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences (DHSS) and Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage (DHCH) programs; researchers working on DHSS/DHCH education; professionals interested in DHSS/DHCH program, courses, or modules. 


08:30-08:40 Welcome and introductions
08:40-09:15 Presentation of DHNB Higher Education working group survey
09:15-10:15 Presentations and discussions for accepted papers from open call (see above)
10:15-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-11:30 Presentations on main initiatives
11:30-12:00 Directed discussion emerging from the main session
12:00-12:30 Concluding discussion, including options for co-operation