Digitisation and accessibility of cultural heritage

The research program DIGARV is based on a government assignment. Within the Swedish Government’s Research Bill in 2016, the need to support and promote so-called “data-driven research, especially in the humanities and social sciences” was stressed.

This type of academic research and knowledge production did often originate from digitised “material that is presently available at archives, libraries and cultural heritage institutions. Such material constitutes a resource whose research potential is largely untapped since only a fraction is digitised.

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City Faces

Visual Culture and Social Structure in Stockholm 1880-1930

Tracing carvers on the rocks

Application of AI and data-driven research on rock art in order to identify carving techniques and carvers from the Bronze Age

Digital repatriation of cultural heritage in the Global South

A model for open access to museum collections empowering indigenous communities in the Brazilian Amazon

Children’s cultural heritage

The visual voices of the archive

Terrorism in Swedish politics (SweTerror)

A multimodal study of the configuration of terrorism in parliamentary debates, legislation, and policy networks in Sweden 1968–2018

Welfare State Analytics

Text Mining and Modeling Swedish Politics, Media & Culture, 1945-1989

Sharing the Visual Heritage

Metadata, reuse and interdisciplinary research

Swedish Caribbean colonialism

And Atlantic studies, Slave Trade, Slave Law, Abolition of Slavery, Caribbean social history, Digital Humanities, Digitization, Metadata

Ancient images 2.0

A digital edition of the gotlandic picture stones

Expansion and Diversity

Digitally mapping and exploring independent performance in Gothenburg 1965–2000

Speaking to One's Superiors

Petitions as cultural heritage and sources of knowledge

Local governments, public good provision, and development in Sweden

Evidence from 1 billion observations

Mapping Lived Religion

Medieval cults of saints in Sweden and Finland

The Sámi audiovisual collection

Films and TV programs in archives and on line