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Humlab is a technical and intellectual infrastructure for humanistic issues in relation to information technology and the digital. The unique environment makes it possible to approach research issues in new ways.

Focus Areas

Researchers working at Humlab have a background in traditional humanities such as history of ideas, ethnology, technology and science studies, religious studies, Sami studies and ancient history. We also have a group of affiliated researchers active in digital humanities at the Faculty of Humanities and at other parts of the university.

Research at Humlab is often carried out in collaboration with other actors both within and outside Umeå University. Our researchers and technical specialists develop new tools and methods within a wide range of projects.