Professorship for Digital Humanities

The Professorship for Digital Humanities at Trier University was established in 2012 and has been held by Christof Schöch, who heads the team, since 2017. The research focus of the Professorhip of Digital Humanities is on creating, enriching, structuring and publishing larger collections, particularly of literary texts, and on the use and development of statistical methods for analyzing such text collections. This sub-area of Digital Humanities is referred to as Computational Literary Studies.


A list of people who work in the section Digital Humanities and/or teach in the relevant study programs.


The section for Digital Humanities coordinates the Master of Science Digital Humanities degree program and is involved in the Bachelor of Science Language, Technology and Media degree program, in which a focus can also be placed on Digital Humanities.

Trier Center for Digital Humanities

The professorship cooperates closely in research and teaching with the Trier Center for Digital Humanities, which was founded in 1998 and is directed by Prof. Dr. Claudine Moulin and Prof. Dr. Christof Schöch.

Community Building

The professorship is active in various ways in academic services, DH associations and community building.



A list of key publications by the members of the section for Digital Humanities.



A short presentation of the various ongoing and completed projects in the field of Digital Humanities, which show the research focus of the professorship on Computational Literary Studies, infrastructure development and data literacy.


Ongoing and completed doctoratal projects with the participation of the section for Digital Humanities.

Journal of Computational Literary Studies

Together with colleagues at TU Darmstadt and the University of Potsdam, the team at the Chair of Digital Humanities publishes the Journal of Computational Literary Studies (open access and peer-reviewed).