Universität Bonn

Bonn Center for Digital Humanities

Digital Documentation
BCDH supports archaeological and cultural studies projects worldwide in the documentation of excavations, monuments and artifacts
Digital text analysis
The BCDH offers support in the use of innovative tools for the annotation and analysis of texts
Virtual Reality
Together with partners from cultural studies disciplines, BCDH develops virtual reality environments for research and education
Computer Linguistics
At the interface between linguistics and computer science
Digital Documentation
Digital text analysis
Virtual Reality
Computer Linguistics

Bonn Center for Digital Humanities (BCDH)

The Bonn Center for Digital Humanities (BCDH) is a central service facility that advises and supports all researchers from the humanities disciplines at the University of Bonn in the application and development of digital methods and tools. 

Together with the University and State Library (ULB) , the University Computer Centre (HRZ) and the Digital Science Center, the Center offers a broad and demand-oriented portfolio of tools and services under the umbrella of the Faculty of Humanities and the Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies (BCDSS). In addition, the institution advises researchers on issues related to the permanent preservation, provision, presentation, and licensing of research data in close cooperation with the Research Data Service Center.

News and Updates
Multilingual Metashape tutorial to create photogrammetric 3D models

The videos with multilingual commentary are intended as an aid to independently carrying out a complete workflow for generating a digital 3D model.

A newly discovered walled enclosure of the Mongol Empire period in the Orkhon Valley, Mongolia

For the first time, a Mongol-era walled enclosure was discovered on the right, eastern bank of the Orkhon in Arkhangai aimag. Its documentation was carried out with a fixed-wing eBee X drone. The design of the settlement, comparative examples and artifacts are briefly described. It was only used during the 13th/14th century CE and testifies to the intensive development of the Orkhon Valley during the Mongol Empire.

"Human History and Digital Futures" CAA2018 Tübingen proceedings are published online

The 46th conference of "Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology" was held in Tübingen, Germany, March 29-23, 2018. Now the proceedings have also been published. The papers discuss the whole spectrum of digital archaeology. Free access to the papers is available on the University of Tübingen publisher's page (see below).

Annual Reports

Towards the end of the year BCDH offers an overview of the past activities in its annual report. 


As of July 3, 2023, the Bonn Center for Digital Humanities is located on the 4th floor of Maximilianstraße 22, 53111 Bonn, in direct vicinity of Bonn's central train station. When you arrive at the building's entry, please dial the last 5 digits of our phone numbers, and press the bell sign. This will call our office phones.

Please send packages to the address above. Our mailing address for letters (general mail): BCDH, Universität Bonn, Regina-Pacis-Weg 3, 53113 Bonn.

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