Skip to main content
KBS_Icon_questionmark link-ico

Research & Expertise

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.  

Follow us on twitter

Research Excellence Framework (submitted together with CMCI at King's)

100% of our research was deemed to be either world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*)

Our research impact received 90% at 4* - gaining King's a research power ranking of 1st in the UK for our sector

Postgraduate Research

The Department of Digital Humanities at King’s has a vibrant postgraduate research culture, with doctoral candidates contributing to teaching and research.

Students on laptops

Our research



Our expertise covers various topics and research in Digital Humanities.



See how research at King's Digital Humanities impacts society.



Explore current and past projects in the Department of Digital Humanities at King's.



Access a full list of publications by the Department of Digital Humanities.

Ranked 1st in the 2014 REF power rankings

Leading research that will inform the future

More than 40 active research staff

Related News


Study at King’s

Sign up for further information

Receive email updates about our courses, events, fees and funding, studying in London, how to apply and more.

Sign up