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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 first year of the project, we have established our core team. We are hard at work specifying the framework for a virtual research environment, prototyping our first software module, and establishing our initial outreach program.

  • What's next

    In the next year we will more than double the size of our team as we work towards the alpha version of our software and begin accelerator projects with colleagues. In year three, we look forward to workshops introducing the first release of our software.

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

Angela R. Cunningham


Mariella De Crouy Chanel


Denis Dilion


Helena Jaskov


Ruben Ros

PhD Candidate

Sean Takats

Principal Investigator

Lorella Viola

Researcher, Head of Outreach

New Teammate

Coming soon!

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.