Digital humanities (humanities computing) is an interdisciplinary field concerned with the consequences and implications of computing for the wide variety of disciplines within the humanities. The Department of Digital Humanities (DDH) is the largest and most prestigious department of its kind anywhere. It is one of only three departments in the English-speaking world to offer MA programmes in this discipline and the only one to offer a PhD. Its staff are leaders in the field who edit journals, publish articles and books and lecture widely. It is the home of numerous humanities research projects that make significant use of computing, for example the Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England; Language of Landscape: Reading the Anglo-Saxon Countryside; Inscriptions of Aphrodisias; 19th-Century Serial Editions, Henry III Fine Rolls, and projects in 3D visualisation, such as the Body and Mask: Ancient Theatre Space. It holds a monthly seminar in humanities computing and in collaboration with the Institute of English Studies convenes the monthly London Seminar in Digital Text and Scholarship, both of which are open to the public. In the taught MA programmes, students learn how to analyse research problems, design approaches with relevant software and assess the outcomes practically and theoretically. The PhD in Digital Humanities, which is normally collaborative with other departments, offers great opportunities for ground-breaking research.
INDUCTION & TRAINING
Incoming graduate students are offered skills-training and a comprehensive induction to the study of the digital humanities. PhD students participate in an ongoing PhD seminar, in which they present their research to other students and discuss its progress.
DDH MA and PhD students have access to specialised teaching and research facilities in DDH. These include a seminar room with wireless network access as well as software for virtual seminars.
AHRC, Graduate School and School of Humanities studentships and bursaries, self-funded.
Department of Digital Humanities
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Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS