Mode 2 in Action: Working Across Sectors to Create a Center for Humanities and Technology

  • Sally Wyatt eHumanities Group, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts & Sciences
Keywords: Collaboration, Digital humanities, Knowledge production, Public-private partnerships


This article examines recent developments in Amsterdam to establish a Center for Humanities and Technology (CHAT). The project is a collaboration between public research institutions and a private partner. To date, a White Paper has been produced that sets out a shared research agenda addressing both humanities and computing challenges. The article begins with a brief summary of “Mode 2” knowledge production. After providing a fuller description of the White Paper, the extent to which CHAT can be considered an instance of Mode 2 is assessed. Some of the challenges in cross-sector and cross-disciplinary work are presented