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Digital Humanities 2019
The Digital Humanities (DH) Conference is the annual international conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations. In 2019, the DH Conference (DH2019) will take place in Utrecht, the Netherlands. During two days of pre-conference workshops and the three-day conference, participants will present their newest research and the applications of their work.
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Utrecht was founded by the Romans on a spot where the river Rhine was easy to cross (traiectum gave the city its name) and formed the line between two cultures. What better place can we imagine for the contact zone between Humanities and e-Research?
Utrecht developed into a major centre of religion, learning, and culture, and is now the fourth largest city in the Netherlands (350 000 inhabitants). Utrecht University, founded in 1636, is the largest university of the country.
Utrecht is well connected to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (30 minutes by train) and major European cities such as London, Brussels, Paris, and Berlin. It has excellent train connections to the city centres of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague.
Its historical monuments include the famous gothic tower of the Dom Church, an impressive collection of Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque churches, several museums, and the UNESCO world heritage Rietveld Schröder House. The medieval city centre itself, with its unique system of historical canals, wharfs, and bridges, forms the vibrant heart of Utrecht. Many of the majestic city castles have been rebuilt into hotels and restaurants and the old storage areas along the canals are now the place to be for cosy cafés, trendy retail concepts and restaurants offering a broad range of cuisines.
Early July is the perfect time to visit Utrecht, with lots (but not too much) of sun that can be enjoyed in the city’s many green areas as well as in the nice countryside with meandering rivers, polders, and woodlands.
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