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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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CultureFinder project unlocks Cambridge collections

Cambridge Digital Humanities Network is leading the research for a new project building an app for cultural visitors to Cambridge in collaboration with the Fitzwilliam Museum

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Showcased Project

What is my disease? Am I pregnant? Will I die? These are the sorts of questions that thousands of people asked Simon Forman and Richard Napier, two of the most popular astrologers in early modern England. Through four busy decades, Forman and Napier recorded approximately 80,000 consultations. Their casebooks are one of the most extensive surviving sets of medical records in history. This project, led by Lauren Kassell, is producing a digital edition of the casebooks.

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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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DH Network member gives evidence to Commons Select Committee on Social Media

Jun 19, 2014

Dr Ella McPherson (Sociology) was called to give evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee on 18 June under the inquiry into social media data and real-time analytics.

Cambridge Big Data announced

Mar 26, 2014

Researchers across the University who work in the emerging field of Big Data have come together to form a new strategic research initiative.

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