New journal article

The article “Institutional Arrangements in the Absence of Disciplinary Definitions: Digital Humanities in Switzerland” is out now:

Written in collaboration with Max Kemman for the Swiss Journal of Sociology’s special issue on “Digital Academia,” edited by Philippe Saner, Luca Tratschin, Christian Leder, and Katja Rost.


The digitalization of research practices in the humanities has led to the emergence ofthe field of digital humanities (DH). DH has made significant progress in institutionalization,while remaining underdefined. Through a qualitative study of Swiss universities we explorehow institutional structures and definitions of DH interact. We show that underdefinitionenables flexibility in institutionalization, while the local contexts that lead to diverse institutional arrangements may necessitate the underdefinition of DH.