HUMINFRA, a new distributed national infrastructure, combines specialised expertise from 12 consortium nodes in the domains of Digital Humanities on the one hand, with a focus on e-scientific/digital materials, tools, and critical interpretative perspectives, and on the other, of experimental and quantitative approaches, the use of sensor-based data, and real-time analyses. With work distributed over six modules HUMINFRA aims to

  1. create a web based information platform collating and linking to existing information about digital/e-scientific resources and training opportunities in Sweden;
  2. conduct a national survey of needs for which tools and training are not yet available;
  3. develop new tools and national training opportunities for general access; 
  4. link and align the Swedish resources to international ones via Swedish membership in the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH-EU).

Input from all consortium nodes is vital to ensure comprehensive coverage. HUMINFRA thus creates a single entry point for researchers, contributing to national cost effectiveness in the use of knowledge and resources, and urgently minimising the risk of missed research opportunities.

HUMINFRA will reinforce research in areas of specific interest to Sweden (cultural heritage, languages spoken in Sweden, national archives). In the long term, HUMINFRA will strengthen and promote Swedish Humanities, and ensure its national and international competitive edge.

Huminfra has just completed its first year of existence. Huminfra is therefore currently still in a phase of construction. However, a solid foundation has been laid during its first year, with a focus on the establishment of administrative structures, management, recruitment, internal communication, and the construction of the web-based information platform (WIP,


External project leader

Marianne Gullberg, Lund University

The consortium’s nodes