Building the Centre

The idea of the Transylvania Digital Humanities Centre (DigiHUBB) was born as the crystallization of the research conducted and of the projects managed by the founding members of the "Henri Jacquier" Centre at the Faculty of Letters within the Babeș-Bolyai University in the field of geocriticism and thematic mapping.

The idea of creating a participative platform, which would gather specialists from the most diverse humanities fields, as well as IT specialists, around the generous concept of ‘digital humanities’ was one that fell quickly into place.

DigiHUBB succeeded, in only a few months after it had been established, to be put on the map of the most relevant centres of its kind around the world (www.arounddh.org), to be accepted in prestigious European organizations such as NeDiMAH (Network for Digital Methods in the Arts and the Humanities), EADH (The European Association for Digital Humanities), Humanistica.

The international support that DigiHUBB has been benefiting from stands for the recognition of the importance of making this research field known in Romania, to which our centre, the first of its kind in our country and one of the few DH initiatives in Eastern Europe, can contribute.

DigiHUBB is today an active centre conducting applied scientific research for innovation and knowledge transfer, whose members are holders of doctoral degrees, PhD candidates, specialists from various research fields (philology, history, art history, sociology, philosophy, media culture, mapping, economic sciences, computer science) and academic staff of the Babeș-Bolyai University.