Centre for Digital Humanities

Digital tools

There are various digital humanities tools that are publicly available to support research. Below you find a list of commonly used tools. This list is certainly not complete, but a starting point.

A selection of digital humanities tools

CLARIAH is a distributed infrastructure for the humanities and social sciences and offers tools, datasets, standard methods, workflows and instructions in an insightful and user-friendly way:

The CLARIAH Media Suite facilitates scholarly research with large Dutch media collections by providing advanced search and analysis tools:

The Programming Historian publishes novice-friendly, peer-reviewed tutorials that help humanists learn a wide range of digital tools, techniques, and workflows to facilitate research and teaching:

An companion blog to the book Quantitative Methods in the humanities. An Introduction, that provides humanists with the basic tools and recipes (tutorials, reading lists, etc.) that will help them quantify:

A freeware corpus analysis toolkit for concordancing and text analysis:

A tool that incorporates lots of methods and knowledge on computational linguistics and will allow you to compare corpora and cover POS tagging:

IRAMUTEQ is software that provides users with statistical analysis on text corpus and tables composed by individuals/words, based on R
software and on python language:

Other tools

Are you looking for a specific tool? Ask one of our affiliated members or send an email to cdh@uu.nl. Do you need a tool that doesn’t exist yet? The Digital Humanities Lab builds tailor-made tools and provides advice on ICT-solutions that can best be used for a specific research or educational problem. Take a look at their portfolio and contact them for a for a no-obligation consultation.


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