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Cambridge Digital Humanities


In 2016, the University of Cambridge commissioned a review of its work in the field of Digital Humanities, in order to determine its position in relation to other national and international DH centres, assess the appropriateness of its DH resources (both staff and facilities), and identify areas where further growth might be envisaged. One result of the review was the establishment of Cambridge Digital Humanities (CDH), which has been designed not as an institution in its own right but rather as a broad and dynamic 'framework' aiming to consolidate DH activity across the University and to foster new collaborations and other external links.

To these ends, Cambridge Digital Humanities has four main divisions:

CDH Research covers a wide range of individual and collaborative initiatives across the University, many of which have made original and internationally significant contributions to their respective disciplines and to the field of DH in general. The team of developers and other experts associated with the CDH Lab offers project incubation advice and a central technical support service. Building on the Digital Humanities Network’s previous training programmes, CDH Learning is delivering training in research methods and transferable skills to enable both new and established researchers at Cambridge to create and exploit new practices of scholarship. Finally, the DHN – launched in 2011 – is continuing to develop a sense of community and identity across diverse DH researchers at Cambridge.

CDH is hosted by the School of Arts and Humanities, and its main office is located in the University Library. The CDH Directorate is supported by administrative staff and by a robust governance structure.

What is CDH?

CDH is a creative and collaborative space where students, researchers and international visitors can come together to engage in dialogue, experiment with technology and advance scholarship.

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