Welcome to the Digital Humanities Laboratories

The Digital Humanities is an interdisciplinary institution of the University of Basel. Its task is to coordinate and promote research, teaching and infrastructure for digitisation in the humanities and social sciences. It is also a central institution in Switzerland for the theory and practice of the digital humanities and offers a Master's programme and a Doctorate in Digital Humanities. The lab has its roots in scientific photography and it was founded in 1924 as “Abteilung für Wissenschaftliche Photographie”. Besides digital editing, corpus building and virtual research environments, computational photography and imaging are still foci of the group in research and lecture.

Our vision is to establish an active academic community of researchers and students that transcends disciplinary boundaries. We aim to lead pioneering innovations in the field of (responsible) digitalization within humanities and society. Anchored in innovative thinking and ethical awareness, our core commitment is to devise sustainable solutions that not only shape but also navigate the digital landscape for generations, achieved through transformative research and impactful education. 

Where to find us

You can reach the administrative office of the DHLab via e-mail: sekretariat-dhlab@unibas.ch

Office hours: Mon. - Fri. 09.30 - 12.00 h


Digital Humanities Lab
Universität Basel
Spalenberg 65
4051 Basel

Tel: +41 61 207 38 36