Faculty of Arts, MU

What We Do

Our goal is to develop a reliable and technically sustainable storage for digital collections and data created by the FF MU academics. We support education in the field of digital humanities.

The Aims of the Project

  • Interconnect sources, tools and scientific data and make those accessible in a reliable infrastructure for digital libraries with long-term preservation and curation of the data.
  • Support research and projects using digital resources and tools that allow traditional problems of the humanities to be solved using new methods.
  • Strengthen and promote education focused on digital humanities and its methods across the fields of study at the Faculty of Arts.
  • Make the resources created by the scientists at Faculty of Arts more visible, as well as the use of those resources including scientific articles and data.


LINDAT/CLARIAH-CZ is a digital research infrastructure for language technologies, arts and humanities. It enables archiving, processing, management and accessibility of data, resources and tools from the fields of arts, humanities and social sciences.

The aim of the project is to strengthen and broaden the research, enhanced with digital resources and tools, and to support the teaching of digital humanities across traditional disciplines at the Faculty of Arts.

The research infrastructure of LINDAT/CLARIAH-CZ has been formed by the decision of the Ministry, combining two prior infrastructures. The previous LINDAT/CLARIN infrastructure, which represents the Centre for Language Research Infrastructure in the Czech Republic, has been joined by DARIAH, Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities.

The LINDAT/CLARIAH-CZ grant project is implemented under the OP VaVpl (Research and Development for Innovations Operational Programme) of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, funded from the resources of the European structural funds and investment funds. The Czech hub of the pan-European network is formed by a consortium of 11 institutions. The Masaryk University is represented in the project by two faculties: Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Informatics. At the Faculty of Arts, the implementation of the project is performed by the Centre for Information Technologies in cooperation with the Division of Information and Library Studies and the Central Library of the Faculty of Arts.

[timeline of LINDAT, CLARIN and DARIAH projects]


DARIAH-EU is a Europe-wide interdisciplinary network providing research infrastructure for arts and humanities. Since 2014, it has been built under the auspices of the ESFRI programme, established by the European Commission with the aim to ensure continuous and open access to the European cultural heritage. Today, the network connects hundreds of scientists from research facilities across Europe, currently operating in 22 European countries.