The EADH brings together and represents the Digital Humanities in Europe across the entire spectrum of disciplines that research, develop, and apply digital humanities methods and technology. These include art history, cultural studies, history, image processing, language and literature studies, manuscripts studies, and musicology, amongst others. The EADH also supports the formation of DH interest groups in Europe that are defined by region, language, methodological focus or other criteria.

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EADH History

The European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH) was founded in 1973 under the name Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC) with the original purpose of supporting the application of computing in the study of language and literature.

As the range of available and relevant computing techniques in the humanities increased, the interests of the association’s members have broadened substantially and encompass not only text analysis and language corpora, but also history, art history, music, manuscript studies, image processing and electronic editions. The association’s new name, which was adopted in 2012, reflects this significant widening of scope. Today the EADH’s mission is to represent European Digital Humanities across all disciplines.


The European Association for Digital Humanities is a founding chapter - or ‘constituent organisation’ - of an international umbrella organisation, the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO). ADHO now includes The Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (aaDH), The European Association for Digital Humanities, the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH), the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities / Société canadienne des humanités numériques (CSDH/SCHN), and centerNet. The Japanese Association for Digital Humanities (JADH) has joined ADHO in 2013. ADHO has adopted LLC, The Journal of Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, published by Oxford University Press, as its main print publication. Two open access journals, namely DHQ (Digital Humanities Quarterly and Digital Studies / Le champ numérique, are published under the ADHO umbrella.