Digital Humanities Platform | PHUN

The Digital Humanities Platform (PHUN) is dedicated to supporting and promoting research drawing on qualitative data in the humanities.

This service is intended for all  researchers and students in the humanities and social sciences in Alsace.

PHUN was set up by the MISHA in 2019. It is part of the « Data and Knowledge » hub of the MISHA, along with the Plateforme Universitaire de Données (PUD-S).


PHUN contributes to the development of the culture of data in the humanities and social sciences. Our objectives are:

  • to support and promote digital humanities
  • to serve as a point of contact with the research infrastructure Huma-Num, for which we are the local branch.

Missions and actions

  • Training in digitial humanities : digital workshops, university courses, and masterclasses.
  • Tech vigil: ongoing, detailed awareness of technical needs and competencies in Alsace.
  • Simple technical solutions, for example:
  • Assist in the implementation of research projects: discover supports that are available to you under the "Services" heading below.
  • Encourage the writing of data papers in the humanities and social sciences, and make research data available according to the principles of FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable)
  • Reinforce the links between the services of the University of Strasbourg and the services of the University of Upper Alsace.




PHUN will accompany you in becoming more autonomous in your research projects that use digital humanities. The platform offers individual or group aid in:

  • Training in tools and methods for optimising your work
  • Discovery of local, national, or european partners
  • Development or conservation of existing projects: Huma-Num storage, technical migration (Heurist), automated publishing tools
  • Drafting responses to calls for projects
  • The implementation of a data management plan (DMP) for the structuring, conservation, storage, and security of data


The team

The Digital Humanities Platform team, with its unique and complementary backgrounds, is highly motivated and enthusiastic to help you with your research!

Elsa Van Kote   ingénieure
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Medieval historian and also trained in digital humanities engineering, Elsa is dedicated to informing, guiding, and training researchers, doctoral candidates, and students in their research projects. Concerned about the ecophilic impact of this growing digital realm, she strives to implement the most virtuous and sustainable technical choices. Above all, she is always ready to help!

Régis WitzIngénieur
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 Software Developer, database specialist, and incorrigible optimist, he loves to work on the more visible aspects of your project, with a particular interest in 3D.
If he can't personally help you, he certainly knows someone who has the info you need!

Come and meet us

Consulting hours are available every week in office 141, on the 1st floor of the Misha

  •  Mondays from 09h00 to 12h00
  •  Thursdays from 09h00 to 12h00

Don't hesitate to contact us !

On-site consulting is only available on mondays and thursdays until the situation improves, but we remain contactable by mail, and/or by videoconference.

Université de Strasbourg
Université de Haute-Alsace
Réseau national des Maisons des Sciences de l'Homme