The Big Data Studies Lab (BDSL) provides tailored mentorship for both early-career and established academics who wish to develop their digital humanities pilot research. Our team of researchers and industry experts offers help to the incubated project with literature reviews, technical advice, and guidance on grant proposals.

BDSL’s incubation initiative underscores our dedication to the core values of digital humanities, namely collaboration and open exchange of knowledge. The BDSL team has benefited from the generosity of our colleagues as well as the rigorous training provided by various digital humanities centres throughout the years. In the same spirit, BDSL aspires to share our experience and resources to promote the growth and advancement of digital humanities practises in Hong Kong and globally.

Following a successful test run in May 2022, BDSL accepts submissions for project incubation year-round. To apply, please send your curriculum vitae and a two-page project proposal to We particularly welcome projects that challenge traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Incubated Projects

DatePIAffiliationProject Title
2022Mathieu BerbiguierUCLAMapping the Authenticity of K-pop: The Reality of Production Network vs. Fandom Interpretation
2022Christina HanWilfrid Laurier UniversityMacroanalysis of Everyday Life in Early Modern Korea: A Pilot Computational Analysis of Poetry Talks
2022Seung Eun LeeHallym UniversityBuilding a Database of Late-Chosŏn Yadam
2022Tian LiHarvard UniversityMedia-ted Justice: Law, Ethics, and Social Critique in Korean Screen Media
2022Katharina SüberkrübUniversity of HamburgDiplomacy and Objects in European collections of Korean Art(i)facts: Celadons and Export Paintings
2022Giovanni VolpeSapienza University of RomeReading Practices in Fifteenth-Century Korea: Toward a Digital Humanities Approach
2022Martin WeiserIndependent ScholarLooking for Diversity in North Korean Media Rhetoric