University of Gothenburg

About us

GRIDH at the University of Gothenburg have a wide breadth that include the development and application of digital methods and tools as well as developing critical analysis on social, cultural, epistemological and theoretical perspectives on digitalization.

GRIDH (former Center for Digital Humanities) was established in 2015 and promotes research, education and collaboration on digital phenomena and digital methods. The starting point is multidisciplinary and the work focuses on the opportunities of the humanities to problematize approaches to new digital technologies and its importance in research and social life. Central to this is that the digital humanities not only include technology, development and application of digital methods and tools, but also critical perspectives and innovative ways of thinking about the whole humanistic conversation on the digital and its relationship to our past, present and future society.

Steering committee

  • Marianne Ping Huang, associate professor, Institut for Kommunikation og Kultur, Århus universitet, ordförande
  • Nina Tahmasebi, associate professor,Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science , University of Gothenburg
  • Palle Dahlstedt, Professor, Department of Computer and Information Engineering, University of Gothenburg
  • Elena Raviola, Professor, School of Design and Crafts/Handelshögskolan, University of Gothenburg
  • Katarina Leppänen, Full Professor, Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion, Göteborgs universitet. 
  • Jan Smith, Professor, Computer and Information Technology, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Inger Matsson, Head of Department for Archives and Libraries, National Heritage Board
  • Katti Hoflin, Head of Culture, Västra Götaland Region


Gothenburg Research Infrastructure in Digital Humanities (GRIDH) cooperates with: Föreningen för Digital humaniora i Norden (DHN) and SWE-CLARIN.

GRIDH is tied to the European organisation EADH.

On an international level outside of Europe, organizations for Digital Humanities are linked together through The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations, ADHO.

GRIDH is also connected to Gothenburg UNESCO City of Literature