KNAW Humanities Cluster
The KNAW Humanities Cluster (HuC) was established in 2016 to stimulate collaboration between three scientific institutes of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences with the aim of improving national and international humanities research:
- The Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands performs analytical research into Dutch literature, history and the history of knowledge, using innovative digital methods.
- The International Institute for Social History offers information and insights about the (long-term) origins, effects and consequences of social inequality at an international level. The IISH collections comprise archive, library and audio-visual material with a thematic emphasis on social and emancipatory movements.
- The Meertens Institute researches Dutch language and rituals we encounter in everyday culture. Documentation of language and rituals is to a large extent made dependent on the scientific efforts.
The Digital Infrastructure department (DI) develops innovative digital methods and sustainable infrastructure for researchers at the three institutes associated with the KNAW Humanities Cluster and for our national and international partners.
The Digital Humanities Lab. The DH Lab brings specialists across all disciplines together. Its focus is on developing digital methods for advancing humanities research in computational linguistics, social science and the semantic web.
A Business Office which supports the employees and management of the Humanities Cluster as a whole and of the three associated KNAW institutes. The office also supports the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS) and the Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies (NIOD).