The Department of Digital Humanities at King’s was one of the first of its kind in the world.
Since its foundation, research from the Department has consistently expanded the scope of our understanding of Digital Humanities. The Department focuses on the use and critique of computational and digital approaches within digital heritage, culture, society and economy, with specific research topics including online disinformation and fake news, the social and cultural impact of AI, and the transformations of cultural heritage.
In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2021), 93 per cent of research at the Department – along with the Department of Culture, Media & Creative Industries, in a joint submission – was awarded either ‘world leading’ (4*) or ‘Internationally excellent’ (3*) for research impact and research environment.
The research from the Department responds to the growing interest in global digital cultures, and the breadth of our collaborations is truly international, with research partners in Asia, Africa, Australia, the Americas and the rest of Europe. Digital Humanities collaborates closely with King’s Digital Lab (KDL) in finding innovative ways to eloquently demonstrate our research and in integrating new research infrastructures, methods and digital tools.
The Department’s research is supported by a strong track record of securing funding from a diverse range of sources. During the last Research Excellence Framework period, the Department was awarded a total of £7,775,216 of competitive funding from not only research councils (including the AHRC, EPSRC and ESRC) and funders such as the British Academy, British Council and Leverhulme Trust.