Department of Digital Humanities
The Department of Digital Humanities is the international leader in the application of technology in the arts and humanities, and in the social sciences. It is the largest and most prestigious department of its kind. The Department specialises in the development of computing methods for arts and humanities research, and collaborates with national and international research partners to design and build novel applications. In recent years it has made substantial contributions to research in both big data and algorithmic approaches for the arts and humanities, and social and cultural informatics through projects of a total value well beyond £20m.
The Department has a variety of well-established links with internationally renowned cultural organisations including the British Library, the British Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York. The Department and the British Library are currently researching the future of academic books in the context of open access publishing and continuing digital change. Further research being undertaken in partnership with the British Library includes methods for the management of large collections of data including letters, papers, drawings and artefacts