Taxonomy of Digital Research Activities in the Humanities
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TaDiRAH - Taxonomy of Digital Research Activities in the Humanities (v. 0.5.1, 05/2014)

This taxonomy of digital research activities in the humanities has been developed for use by community-driven sites and projects that aim to structure information relevant to digital humanities and make it more easily discoverable. The taxonomy is expected to be particularly useful to endeavors aiming to collect information on digital humanities tools, methods, projects, or readings.


Repository content

  • Reading - section providing a reader-friendly version of the taxonomy
  • Reference - section providing a semi-technical reference version of the taxonomy
  • deu - German translation
  • esp - Spanish translation
  • see also: machine-readable version in SKOS at

Aspects of the taxonomy

  • 1 - Activities
  • 2 - Objects
  • 3 - Techniques


  • Luise Borek, Darmstadt, Germany
  • Quinn Dombrowski, Berkeley, CA, USA
  • Jody Perkins, Oxford OH, USA
  • Christof Schöch, Würzburg, Germany
  • (formerly) Matthew Munson, Leipzig, Germany


  • Diego Ferreyra, CAICYT - CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina (TemaTres development and administration)
  • Gimena del Rio Riande, SECRIT-IIBICRIT, CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Spanish translation)

Initiatives using TaDiRAH

Presentations and publications on TaDiRAH

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If you have comments on the taxonomy, please use the issue tracker here on GitHub. You are welcome to fork and reuse the taxonomy in your project. Please tell us about it!

TaDiRAH is usually pronounced "ta-DEE-ra" and is not an animal. However, DiRT and DARIAH are both partial anagrams of it.

In addition to the current human-readable version of the taxonomy, we are planning to publish machine-readable formats of it.