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Strengthening Digital Research at the UP system: digitization of rare periodicals and training in Digital Humanities


The project aims to improve the competitiveness of Philippine Humanities research in a globalized world, including the possibilities of student and professional mobility offered by the ASEAN confluence, by training faculty members and students on Digital Humanities (DH). The first and crucial step towards this objective is the digitization of materials and creation of a freely accessible frontend and easy to use search facilities to hold them: several periodicals published before WWII are in a precarious state of preservation and, located in Metro Manila, they are not accessible to all universities in the Philippines. Through digitization to a freely accessible online repository, they would be made available to peripheral universities, to be used in DH related research. Subsequently, training in DH will be provided at different campuses of the University of the Philippines system. This training fits in the Philippine government’s priority for promoting digital literacy both among scholars and the larger public. It also allows the University of the Philippines to participate in the global emergence and collaborative hallmark of DH.

Intervention type

TEAM projects


01/01/2018 - 31/12/2021

This project is being implemented in:
Flemish promoter Mike Kestemont
Local promoter Ramon Guillermo
Financial collaborator Pascale Dockx
Local partner institution Universiteit Antwerpen
visit www.uantwerpen.be
Local partner institution University of the Philippines Diliman
Other local partners University of the Philippines Visayas
University of the Philippines Baguio
visit http://www.upb.edu.ph/
Budget € 246.281