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Cambridge Digital Humanities


Cambridge Digital Humanities comprises a large team of people who contribute to its work. CDH's Director, Professor John Rink, works closely with those responsible for three of its various divisions – Dr Anne Alexander (CDH Learning), James Hargrave and Tuan Pham (CDH Lab), and Professors Andrew Webber and Simon Goldhill (CDH Network). Sarah Williams is in charge of Communications and Liaison, in addition to providing operational support.

The CDH Lab has its own team, including a DH Developer (currently being appointed) and others from the University Library or University Information Services who together provide the project incubation support and other high-level advice to which the Lab is dedicated.

At present there are three CDH Methods Fellows – Dr Oliver Dunn, Dr Paul Nulty and Dr Gabe Recchia – who teach on the Doing Research in the Digital Age strand of CDH Learning and who mentor projects supported by Machine Reading the Archive. It is anticipated that additional Methods Fellows will be appointed in 2018–19.

CDH Learning and the Network receive administrative support from CRASSH (Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities), while CDH as a whole benefits considerably from the input of staff in the School of Arts and Humanities, which is its administrative host.

CDH's work is overseen by a Steering Committee chaired by the Chair of the School of Arts and Humanities and with representatives from CRASSH, CUDAR, CUP, UL, UIS, Research Operations, and three of the University's constituent Schools – Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Arts and Humanities. There are additional steering groups for the Lab, Learning, and Network divisions.

Finally, there are hundreds of colleagues in the University of Cambridge who have either been members of the DH Network or who have been active in DH-related research. Their collective contributions have helped to generate 'critical mass' in the field both locally and beyond the University itself. 

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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