- Centre for Preservation and Digitisation
- The National Library of Finland
The multidisciplinary project considerably consolidates the cooperation between research and the National Library of Finland offering research resources. COMHIS is a new initiative in the operation of memory organisations in the field of digital humanities; it promoted the openness of science in a completely new way.
The point of departure of the COMHIS project is to study and reassess the nature and quality of Finnish public discourse between 1640 and 1910. The project analyses how language barriers, elite culture and popular debate, reuse of texts and publication channels interact with each other. Since the key source materials of the project are digitised Finnish newspapers the Centre for Preservation and Digitisation of the National Library of Finland is an important partner for it. The newspaper materials digitised by the National Library of Finland up until 1910 are freely available through the digi.kansalliskirjasto.fi service.
the Department of Cultural History at the University of Turku, which coordinates the project, and the Department of Information Technology at the University of Turku participate in the project.
Under the leadership of the National Library of Finland, Mikkeli is turning into a leading centre of digital humanities also internationally. In cooperation with Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences, the National Library of Finland has founded the Research Centre on Digital Information Management Digitalia in Mikkeli. The COMHIS project will also be closely linked with the operations of the centre.