The Department of Digital Humanities is a global leader in researching digital culture and society. Since our founding in 1992, we have spearheaded new intellectual possibilities among computing, the humanities and the social sciences.
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.
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 for a number of different MA programmes, including in Big Data in Culture & Society and Digital Asset & Media Management, as well as our MA/PhD research degrees in Digital Humanities.
Our work is grouped around five themes:
- Digital Cultures – Past and present
- Technology, media and participation
- Data Worlds
- Digital Economy and Society
- Digital Epistemologies and Methods
For further information on Digital Humanities current projects, events and activities, please visit the department's dedicated projects and events microsites.
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.