The increased application of digital technology in humanities research and its development and upgrading has translated into the emergence of "digital humanities", a subject that has been widely and enthusiastically embraced in a wide range of disciplines, including literature, linguistics, translation, history, archaeology, philosophy, art, communication, and information science. The Chinese Biographical Database (CBDB) is one of the most influential projects, whose remote goal is to systematically include all the important biographical data in Chinese history, a process that relies on a tripartite collaboration among the Fitzherbert Fitzherbert Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University, the Center for the Study of Ancient Chinese History at Peking University, and the Academia Sinica in Taiwan.
In order to enable teachers and students to learn about digital humanities, and to cultivate talents with both digital literacy and comprehensive academic ability in humanities research, the Institute of Digital Humanities of Renmin University of China and the School of Information Resources Management of Renmin University of China have jointly invited the project team of the Harvard University's Biographical Database of CBDB to hold a workshop on the study of digital humanities. This workshop will introduce how to use the Biographical Database of CBDB and its significance in academic researches. All RUC teachers and students are welcomed to register for the workshop.