Huminfra is awarded extended funding

Huminfra provides users a web-based information platform for finding existing Swedish materials, research tools and expertise, in order to support digital and experimental research in the Humanities. The research infrastructure has now been awarded extended funding by the Swedish Research Council for another four years.

“We are very happy to be able to continue to strengthen the field of digital humanities at the national level, says Daniel Brodén, coordinator for GRIDH in Huminfra.

The extension covers the years 2025-2028. The infrastructure will also develop national courses in e-scientific/digital methods, and prepare Swedish membership in the European network for cultural heritage data, DARIAH-EU.

“To receive extension in very tough competition, while the government allocates funds in the research bill for Dariah membership, is a strong recognition of the importance of the digital research infrastructure for future humanities research”, says Mats Fridlund, deputy director of GRIDH and member of Huminfra's management team.

Huminfra is led by Lund University Humanities Lab and comprises 12 strategically located nodes spread across 11 Swedish universities and organisations. Each has its unique expertise, providing opportunities to pool national resources, strengthen collaborations nationally and internationally, and to inspire and support new innovative lines of research.

By: Anna Blåder, Lund University and Katarina Wignell

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