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Social Media Knowledge Exchange

The Social Media Knowledge Exchange (SMKE) is a collaborative project that gives postgraduate students and early career researchers in the Arts and Humanities opportunities for knowledge exchange with social media practitioners in academia, museums, archives, libraries, and the voluntary sector. We have secured funding for a new programme of activities this academic year through the AHRC's Doctoral Training Programme in the School of Arts and Humanities.

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History graduates make a splash on social media

Graduate students in History have launched a collective blog and social media project with the support of the Digital Humanities Network. The Doing History in Public project showcases graduate research and debates about digital history while providing a platform Cambridge graduate historians to learn about social media.

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Showcased Project

Visual Representations of the Third Plague Pandemic is an interdisciplinary research project led by social anthropologist, Dr Christos Lynteris. As Yersinia pestis spread from country to country and from continent to continent, it left behind it not only a trail of death and terror, but also a growing visual archive on the first global pandemic to be captured by the photographic lens.

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The Cambridge Digital Humanities Network brings together dh researchers across the University.

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We are a network of researchers at the University of Cambridge who are interested in how the use of digital tools is transforming scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. This transformation spans both the content and practice of humanities research, as the diffusion of digital technologies opens up new fields of study and generates research questions which breach traditional disciplinary boundaries.

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Ethics of Big Data Research Group launched

Aug 11, 2015

A new interdisciplinary research group at CRASSH will investigate the Ethics of Big Data during the coming academic year.

CFP: Making Big Data Human

Jun 01, 2015

A free one-day conference open to everyone to explore more about ‘Big Data’ and what it means to use big data to ‘do history’, organised by the Doing History in Public Project and supported by the Faculty of History and the Digital Humanities Network. There will be a series of panel sessions throughout the day and the panels will culminate in a roundtable session.

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