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Culture & Computation Lab

The Culture & Computation Lab is a transversal research unit hosted at the Department of Humanities of the University of Luxembourg. Its main mission is to foster collaboration among scholars of the department, to promote research in Cultural Data Science as a comprehensive approach to the application of computational methods in the humanities, and to advance the analysis of (digital) culture from a scholarly point of view.

The lab serves four primary functions:

  • Thematic figurehead: It positions & promotes humanities research at the university in the national and international research landscape.
  • Project hub: It provides infrastructure, technical and development assistance for projects and researchers in the departmant.
  • Training platform: It offers training and teaching in Cultural Data Science and digital methods to scholars and students, and the scientific community beyond the university.
  • Anchoring point: It functions as a collaboration hub for incoming researchers, societal stakeholders, and industry partners in terms of project development and funding.


As a transversal unit, the lab is sustained by all researchers and institutes of the humanities department. For organizational purposes, we have established a steering group that includes one representative of each institute, coordinated by a Head of Lab.


As a transversal research unit and thematic figure head, our approach to Cultural Data Science is driven by a strong interest in interdisciplinary research. Therefore, we cooperate with various partners at the university level, most notably the Center for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH), the Department of Computer Science (DCS), and the MediaCentre (FHSE). We also actively seek cooperation with societal stakeholders and industry partners to establish sustainable relations for innovative research in Cultural Data Science from a scholarly point of view.

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