Alongside our core research programme CDH Learning facilitates the development of digitally informed research through its research learning programmes – including a Methods Fellow programme, short courses, fortnight-long data schools, and themed workshop series. CDH Labs, based in the Library, supports and collaborates in digital research and learning and provides technical (Research Software Engineer) expertise and infra-structural assistance.

CDH is expanding its operations into new fields. Successful grant capture is enabling diverse research projects, the CDH team and CDH associate list is expanding, and co-operation between CDH and other Cambridge units (faculties, the UL, collections, other research centres) is producing new possibilities for engagement and partnership.

The new MPhil in Digital Humanities will contribute greatly to the research culture CDH is building, and will provide a stepping-stone to expanding doctoral level research within the Centre. The course will produce postgraduates with a clear understanding of the epistemological, ethical and political stakes of digital culture, and of practical digital humanities work. It will give them a capacity to design projects involving DH tools and provide them with the practical skills to engage with them at introductory levels. This is not an advanced ‘coding’ course. It rather provides critical and practical literacy, the chance to advance an extant specialization by re-contextualizing it in relation to advanced theoretical work, and the chance to develop as a DH scholar. Successful students may stay with DH, return to a ‘home’ discipline for advanced study, or find a career in media and creative arts, GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives and museums), archival, digital or other sectors.

Cambridge Digital Humanities

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