DH Benelux 2016 was a success!

The annual Digital Humanities Benelux conference was held on 9 and 10 June 2016, organised by Dr Catherine Jones and Dr Lars Wieneke in cooperation with Prof. Andreas Fickers and Anita Lucchesi from the University of Luxembourg.

The event, which was hosted at the new facilities of the University in Belval, kicked off with a pre-conference seminar led by Prof. Elisabeth Burr, who discussed the need for and cultural importance of multilingualism. On the Thursday morning, the conference was officially opened by the President of the University of Luxembourg, Prof. Rainer Klump, before Prof. Stephen Ramsey gave a thought-provoking keynote address on the subject of data and their interpretation.

The CNA played host to a wonderful social event in the evening and gave the participants a glimpse into its fascinating archives. The conference was closed by Prof. Arianna Betti with an interesting keynote address on the topic ‘Taking the computational turn in the History of Ideas’.

We would like to thank the DH community, Sally Chambers as the programme chair of DH Benelux 2016 and all our sponsors (including the FNR, Digital Lëtzebuerg, Cengage Learning, NWO and DHu.f) as well as the CVCE and University teams who helped make the conference a great success.