Organization

Lead Program Chairs (scientific committee)

Iason Jongepier

Iason holds a FED-tWIN mandate which consists of two combined appointments as tenure track assistant Professor at the University of Antwerp, Centre for Urban History, and as work leader in the State Archives in Belgium. He specializes in Historical GIS, Historical Cartography, Spatial Humanities and Digital Historical Geography.


Suzan Verberne

Suzan is Associate Professor at the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science at Leiden University.


Isabelle Gribomont

Isabelle holds a FED-tWIN mandate and is a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Natural Language Processing (CENTAL) at UCLouvain and lead of LabeL (Laboratory for Electronic Literature) at KBR – Royal Library of Belgium.

General Chairs

Julie M. Birkholz

Julie, holds a FED-tWIN mandate and is Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities at the Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities at Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium & Lead of KBR- Royal Library of Belgium’s Digital Research Lab.


Sally Chambers

Sally is a Co-President of Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH), research Coordinator at the Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities at Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium & Coordinator of KBR- Royal Library of Belgium’s Data.KBR.be research project.

Additional Scientific Program & Local Chairs from the Belgium DH Community

Cédrick Fairon

Cédrick is Full Professor in Natural Language Processing, and Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Philosophy and Letters of the University of Louvain, Belgium.



Sébastien de Valeriola

Sébastien is Assistant Professor, Digital Humanities chair, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.


Christophe Verbruggen

Christophe is the Director of the Ghent Centre for Digital humanities and associate professor at the research unit Social History since 1750, Department of History, Ghent University, Belgium.

Communication support

Tess Dejaeghere

Tess Dejaeghere is a PhD student at the Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities who is currently working on the Computational Literary Studies (CLS) Horizon 2020 project. Her main interest is in exploring applications of NLP tools to support literary-historical research.