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Cambridge Digital Humanities


Collaboration is at the heart of Digital Humanities in general, notably between those working in the humanities disciplines and in a range of technical and technological specialisms. CDH itself thrives on collaborations both within the University and outside it. Not only are there productive partnerships with the Cambridge University Library and University Information Services, but CDH has close links with Cambridge University Press, which has substantial and growing experience in this area through its own publishing initiatives (Cambridge Companions On-Line, Cambridge Histories On-Line and a wide-ranging digital journals programme), numerous individual digital projects ranging from the Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson to the Cambridge Greek Lexicon and the Dictionary of Irish Biography, and publications about DH, including a Digital Primer (2015) and a Cambridge Companion to Digital Humanities (forthcoming 2017). Among other things, CUP is taking part in the Text- and Data-Mining Test Kitchen in collaboration with CDH and UL colleagues.

CDH also has a partnership with PSL (Paris Sciences et Lettres Research University), as a result of which workshops have taken place between representatives of the Cambridge DH community, relevant members of PSL and other partners, with a view to forming an international network in this area of research. CDH also works closely with DH centres at other leading UK universities in London, Oxford, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Exeter, and elsewhere.

Other external partners have contributed to CDH Learning, including the Transkribus project, The National Archives and Cambridgeshire County Council Archives, all of which have been involved in Machine Reading the Archive. These partners have helped to design and deliver sessions in the programme and will be continuing to work with CDH in developing future Learning curricula.

Alongside these and other institutional affiliations such as those with Malmö University and the National Library of Science in Beijing are innumerable project-specific collaborations, for example with King's Digital Laboratory, King's College London; Bodleian Library, University of Oxford; HUMlab, Umeå University; and other projects including the John Stevens Henslow Project, Joseph Dalton Hooker Correspondence Project at Kew, Correspondence of Michael Faraday, and Correspondence of John Tyndall.

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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