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About the Department of Digital Humanities

The Department of Digital Humanities is a global leader in researching digital culture and society, and in exploring the use of advanced technology-related methods in humanities research.

Since our  founding in 1992, we have spearheaded new intellectual possibilities among computing, the humanities and the social sciences. 

The Department offers an undergraduate degree in Digital Culture, which looks at how technological innovations are bringing about new challenges and opportunities in our societies. Postgraduate students can choose from a number of different MA programmes, including in Big Data in Culture & Society, Digital Culture & Society  and  Digital Asset & Media Management, as well as our MA/PhD research degrees in Digital Humanities.

We are the largest and most prestigious department of our kind worldwide, ranked first in the UK (along with the  Department of Culture, Media & Creative Industries) in the latest Research Excellence Framework. Our current work includes topics such as big and open data, cultural curation and preservation, digital labour, global infrastructures, networked identities, and democracy.

King's College London has a long tradition of research in the digital humanities, going back to the early 1970s. The Department for Digital Humanities started as the 'Centre for Computing in the Humanities' in 1992. The Department has been highly influential in areas of digital information management and digital research methods, and today its expertise in digital archives and libraries is still in high demand.

For further information on Digital Humanities current projects, events and activities, please visit the Department's  dedicated projects and events microsite  and our  Eventbrite page.

Our work is grouped around the following themes:

Digital Cultures: Past and present

Technology, media and participation

Digital Epistemologies and Methods

Digital Economy & Society and Data Worlds

The King's Digital Lab

The Department is typically involved in more than twenty externally-funded research projects and our projects cut across disciplinary, institutional and national borders. The King’s Digital Lab supports real-world experience in designing and implementing such digital research projects.

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More about the Department of Digital Humanities

People

People

Digital Humanities staff come from all over the world and are experts in their fields.

News

News

The latest news and announcements from the Department of Digital Humanities.

Events

Events

Upcoming talks, seminars and events in the Department of Digital Humanities.

Discover DDH

Undergraduate courses

Undergraduate

Explore undergraduate opportunities in digital culture social media, artificial intelligence and…

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate

Study postgraduate courses at one of the world's leading Digital Humanities department in the UK.

Our Connections

Our Connections

We are very proud to have connections with cultural institutions across the world.

Research

Research

Our research is renowned for its impact, considerable reach and significance in the digital world.