The e-Humanities Group is a new initiative of the KNAW to bring together expertise and research in the development and use of digital technologies in the humanities and social sciences. It brings together researchers in KNAW institutes with those working in universities in order to develop innovative tools and theories for understanding what computational approaches can mean for research and scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. The Group has two strands which will be integrated intellectually, physically and organisationally over the course of the five-year programme (2011-2015). The first strand focuses on Computational Humanities in which technical experts will work together with scholars in the humanities and social sciences in order to develop new tools, methods, and approaches for gathering, storing, processing, documenting and representing data (including text, numbers, images and sounds). The second strand examines Cultures of e-Humanities by exploring what such new developments mean for the ways in which those engaged in the humanities and social sciences conduct their research, including questions around new research questions and methods, interdisciplinary and international collaboration, and novel forms of output and dissemination.