Duration: Maart 2021 - Februari 2025
Subsidy provider: European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
Subsidy size: 5 million euro
Remarkable: Institutes from no less than 10 European countries are united in their work for CLS INFRA.
Valorisation: CLS INFRA organises several training events each year, public meetings, posts interviews with employees on YouTube, and shares a project newsletter.

Computational Literary Studies Infrastructure (CLS INFRA) is a four-year partnership to build a shared resource of high-quality data, tools and knowledge to aid new approaches to studying literature in the digital age.

The digital age offers challenges and opportunities for completing research on Europe’s multilingual and interconnected literary heritage. At present, the landscape of literary data is diverse and fragmented. Even though many resources are currently available in digital libraries, a lack of standardisation hinders their access and reuse. The EU-funded CLS INFRA project will help to build the shared and sustainable infrastructure needed to undertake literary studies in the digital age.

Building infrastructure

As CLS INFRA, partners from 13 European institutions come together to align these diverse resources with each other, with the tools needed to interrogate them, and with a widened base of users. The resulting improvements will benefit researchers by bridging gaps between greater and lesser-resourced communities in computational literary studies and beyond, ultimately offering opportunities to create new research and insight into our shared and varied European cultural heritage.

Huygens Institute as European node

Huygens Institute is one of the pioneers in Computational Literary Studies in the Netherlands. As such, we are engaged with CLS INFRA to strengthen international bonds and to continue to shape and propel forward this budding discipline.

Institutions participating in the CLS INFRA project