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The Learning Programme helps academic researchers develop skills to critically investigate, develop, exploit and expand new ways of doing humanities and social science research using digital technologies. 

We work with individuals and also bring together interdisciplinary groups to investigate the possibilities of emerging technologies and techniques.  

We work largely with academics and researchers from faculties, the University Libraries and University Museums. Our programme is open to all at Cambridge who wish to engage in digitally enabled research and explore digital epistemologies. We work with faculty at all levels, including early career researchers, and doctoral students. We also work with third sector groups, (NGO, community), arts and heritage and media arts groups and with institutions across the galleries, libraries, archives and museums sector. 

Our goals are to: 

  • Expand knowledge of digital methods among University of Cambridge staff and students
  • Facilitate the development of excellent critical practice in digital methods for research and teaching in the arts, social sciences and humanities
  • Strengthen the relationship between innovation in research methods and teaching by building capacity among future generations of researchers

The core programme components are delivered in a series of different formats. These are designed to help participants explore and practice key methods, tools and concepts relevant to humanities and social science research in the digital age, and to be responsive to emerging social, cultural and technical developments and priorities. They include: