CDH has launched a new PhD Programme in Digital Humanities starting in October 2024.

The PhD in Digital Humanities is a research-intensive programme new for 2024 that will enable students to engage at doctoral level with projects demanding the use of digital methods, tools, or adopting critical/theoretical orientations. This programme expands the humanities offering at research and postgraduate level at Cambridge by offering a route for cross-disciplinary engagement, responding to the growth of the field of Digital Humanities as a research area.

The programme is designed to enable students from many areas of the arts and humanities to develop practical skills and knowledge and to generate the necessary critical literacy to understand and engage with digital research, and digital cultures, and to respond to questions arise around the ethics of automation, algorithmic analysis, privacy/surveillance, virtual cultures, data sharing, intelligent agency and creativity, archival justice and digital histories, and to explore work in relation to collections and heritage issues. Through supervisions supplemented by technical consulting, supplemented by a research culture providing research led seminars and lectures, guest seminars, and practice-driven workshops, it provides the conditions for original PhD research in DH or in other arts and humanities/social science disciplines that make a significant intervention into shaping the field.

Applications for the PhD open from September 2023 until January 4 2024 for October 2024 entry.

Please note, the deadline for the Cambridge Gates US Scholarship is in October.

Sign up for the next applicant information session here.

Find out more about the new PhD programme.

  • Posted 23 May 2023

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