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CEDIFOR is a center founded in 2014 in the field of Digital Humanities. We want to contribute to mastering the difficulties characteristic for projects in this field of building bridges between humanities-related research and computer-based methodology. We provide the methodological expertise to advise and support humanities scholars, social scientists and educationalists in the use of computer-based methods in their research. This concerns the planning and implementation of research tasks as well as the sustainable preservation of research data.

The thematic work in CEDIFOR is often implemented in the pilot projects and associated projects. More information can be found in the corresponding section.


CEDIFOR is maintained by the Goethe-University Frankfurt, the TU Darmstadt and the DIPF | Leibniz-Institut für Bildungsforschung und Bildungsinformation and was funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research since Dec. 1, 2014 until Dec. 31, 2019.

The center is intended as an innovative, research-based platform for researchers from all areas of humanities. It offers a range of novel services for the multimodal data generated in the Humanities and enables the processing of questions beyond the established paradigms.

CEDIFOR bases on the experience, expertise and infrastructure of LOEWE-Schwerpunkt on Digital Humanities – Integrated Processing and Evaluation of Text-Based Corpora (2011-2014).

The successful work is also visible in projects that emerged from CEDIFOR: