About Digital Humanities
The Department of Digital Humanities is an academic department in the School of Arts and Humanities at King's College London. Formerly called the Centre for Computing in the Humanities, Digital Humanities includes the Centre for e-Research (CeRch) and is an international leader in the application of technology in the arts and humanities, and in the social sciences.
The primary objective of the Department of Digital Humanities is to study the possibilities of computing for arts and humanities scholarship and, in collaboration with local, national and international research partners across the disciplines, to design and build applications which implement these possibilities, in particular those which produce online research publications.
The Department is involved in typically more than 30 major research projects at any one time, with funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the Leverhulme Trust and the Andrew W Mellon Foundation. These research projects are highly collaborative in nature and work across disciplines, institutions and national and international boundaries.
The Department of Digital Humanities offers a number of different programmes at postgraduate level. The Department runs its own MA in Digital Humanities, is responsible for the MA programme in Digital Culture and Society and the MA in Digital Asset and Media Management with the Centre for e-Research. It also runs a PhD in Digital Humanities, which we believe was the first programme of its kind in the world.
Digital Humanities hosts seminars, conferences and colloquia, has an active programme for visiting fellows and welcomes collaboration of all kinds in the digital humanities. Additionally, the Department participates or provides home for a number of major activities that have a focus beyond the College. You can read more specifically about this in the Affiliated Activities section of this website.