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Digital Methods Development Workshops

Digital Methods Development Workshops provide opportunities for individual researchers and research projects to explore challenges in digital methods in small groups. Our presenters and facilitators are leaders in their fields, engaged in pushing the boundaries of digital research across a wide range of disciplines. Find out more here about how to propose a workshop for our 2016-7 programme.

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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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Prehistoric Digital Rock-Art project wins EU Prize

Apr 07, 2016

Researchers from Cambridge University are amongst the winners of the 2016 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, Europe’s highest honour in the heritage field. Of the 28 total winners, four projects are from the UK, including Prehistoric Picture Project ∙P∙I∙T∙O∙T∙I∙ : Digital Rock-Art led by Dr Frederick Baker and Dr Christopher Chippindale of the Division of Archaeology, University of Cambridge

"Digging into Data" funding competition opens

Mar 16, 2016

The Digging into Data Challenge 2016 will support research projects that explore and apply new “big data” sources and methodologies to address questions in the social sciences and humanities.

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