Since its inception, the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage has considered it part of its mission to raise awareness about the research activities of the institute and the field of digital humanities itself not just in academic circles but among the general public as well.
Convinced that the digital paradigm shift that is currently transforming humanities research is an issue that concerns not just researchers and their institutions but society at large, the ACDH-CH has continuously dedicated part of its resources to public outreach activities and has made a point of participating in science fairs like the Lange Nacht der Forschung or the European Researcher's Night, and science education initiatives like the lecture programme of the VHS.
The institute is commited to an ideal of accessibility and openness for science and seeks to demonstrate these values not just by making data available in digital spaces, but also by lowering the threshold for the subject matter of digital humanities research for an interested public.
In the past years, the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage has participated in many events dedicated to bringing science and research to the public.
The photo gallery below gives some impressions of these activities ...
The lectures of Vienna's VHS are designed to offer a variety of scientific talks and presentation for non-academic audiences. Several ACDH-CH researchers have contributed to the programme in the past.