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Who we are

The Digital History Advanced Research Projects Accelerator (DHARPA) is an interdisciplinary team working to enable critical DH practice.
We want to help scholars lift the lid on ‘black box’ technologies, take ownership of their interventions, and embrace their role in the process of knowledge production.

Software & Methodologies

User-friendly techniques and tools to operationalize self-reflexive, reproducible scholarship


A responsive laboratory to rapidly prototype and launch applied solutions

Outreach & Infrastructure

Training and platforms to help you start, sustain and maintain your digital research projects

Our story so far...

  • In the beginning

    New technologies are changing how we access and analyze data. How do we ensure that these tools work in tandem with scholarly expertise to leverage critical historical practice? This question is at the foundation of DHARPA.

  • Right now

    In this, the second year of the project, our expanded team is building back-end and interfaces while prototyping modules for mapping and textual and network analysis. We are strengthening connections within and beyond our research centre.

  • What's next

    As we work towards an alpha version of our software, we look forward to accelerator projects with our colleagues and external collaborators, as well as workshops introducing users to our first release.

Join Us

Be a part of the DHARPA story! We're recruiting new members to join our team.
Check our Twitter account for information about open positions.

Our Team

Markus Binsteiner


Luca Federico Cerra

PhD Candidate

Joana Da Silva


Mariella De Crouy Chanel

Research & Development Specialist

Helena Jaskov


Roman Kalyakin


Ruben Ros

PhD Candidate

Sean Takats

Principal Investigator

Lorella Viola


Contact Us

Scholarship is an iterative and collaborative process: we'd love to have a conversation with you!
Please get in touch with us individually or contact the whole team using one of the methods below.