Today our director will speak to the PhD students in the Humanities faculty, the Teacher Ed faculty and the faculty of social sciences about the meaning of the digital, the need for creative meeting places and about being passionate. When Patrik was a student, he really took advantage of his PhD time and became a visiting scholar at Berkeley, got to know great linguists in his field and even co-authored a book on Gothic. He was definitely passionate about his work as a student, and as director of HUMlab, still is. His commitment to students in the digital humanities is evident in the time he takes to talk through our papers and articles, his willingness to read through applications and through time spent facilitating an environment where we feel welcome to meet and discuss ideas in an open and cross-disciplinary space. I am really looking forward to hear what he has to say!