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MPhil in Digital Humanities (Deadline: 6 January 2023)

Applications are now open for October 2023 entry

The new MPhil in Digital Humanities at the University of Cambridge explores ways in which the humanities can engage with digitally enabled research approaches, considers the impact of digital innovations on cultural forms and practices, and explores digital futures. This nine-month taught masters programme is designed to be inter-disciplinary and caters for different skill levels in digital humanities methods and approaches.

Find out more on our MPhil pages about course content, fees and funding, and how to apply:

Deadline: 6 January 2023

PhD Studentship (Deadline: 4 October 2022)

PhD Studentship (Fixed Term): AI Forensics

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.
Supervisor: Dr Leonardo Impett, Faculty of English
Start date: 1st January 2023
Eligibility: Applications are welcome from home and international students (although this award is available at the home rate fee only, and students who are liable for overseas fees will need to self-fund the difference in fee rates).
Funding: Fully-Funded (Home Rate)

Cambridge Digital Humanities invites applications for a funded 3-year PhD studentship to conduct research within the AI Forensics project, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. The project seeks to develop new tools and methods for the technical, historical and epistemic understanding of computer vision systems. For more information on the project, please see the description on the CDH website:

The PhD will be hosted by the Faculty of English, but applications are welcome from a wide range of technical and humanities disciplines. Applicants are invited to propose their own PhD project within the project description and in line with their own research interests and expertise. Please note that if successful, an applicant’s research plan will have to be reviewed after the start of the PhD, in terms of the objectives of the overall research project.

Applicants would preferably have a background in either a relevant humanities discipline (e.g. history of art, history of science, digital humanities) and/or a relevant technical discipline (e.g. machine learning, image processing). Since both fields are relevant to the project, ideal applicants would have an interest in (or willingness to learn) any relevant areas they haven’t yet formally studied. Applicants should have (or expect to be awarded) an upper 2nd or 1st class honours degree, or equivalent international qualification.

To apply:

  • Send informal enquiry to Dr Leonardo Impett ( for further information about the project, and to let him know of your intention to apply
  • Please quote reference VM32721 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy
  • Submit application to English PhD track for January 2023 entry
  • Deadline: October 4th

Please note: Applications for this position will be processed through the standard applications to the PhD in English route – however, the application will only be considered as an application to this studentship. If not selected for this studentship, the application will not be considered as a general application to English. If you wish to apply also for a general PhD in English as well, please contact the English Faculty Postgraduate Office for advice on how to proceed.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

Deadline: 4 October 2022


CDH Awards

Cambridge Digital Humanities is keen to support digital humanities research by University of Cambridge researchers and staff.

Applications open in October 2022

University Funding for Impact Projects (AHRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA))

The University of Cambridge AHRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) (previously the Arts and Humanities Impact Fund, or AHIF) is pleased to announce that two project calls are now open:

1) IAA Impact Fund Call – open to all eligible permanent members of staff working within the AHRC remit.

2) AHRC IAA Early Career Researcher Call – open to all ECRs (such as JRFs, BA/Leverhulme fellows) working within the AHRC remit.

Awards will be made in the region of £5,000 to £10,000, covering 100% of directly incurred costs but not indirect costs.

Proposed projects must support ‘on the ground’ impact and knowledge exchange activities, which enable researchers at all levels to engage with the public, private and third sectors, and provides a sustainable support structure within the University to promote wider and more effective engagement with external non-academic organisations.

All interested applicants are strongly encouraged contact Dr Lucy Sheerman (the AHRC IAA Coordinator) to discuss their proposal before application. The application form and a guidance document are available on the AHRC IAA webpage. Applications and awards for the first round will take place during Michaelmas term.

Email: (with ‘AHRC IAA funding for Impact Projects’ in the subject line)

There will be two training sessions aimed at supporting applications to the Impact Fund this term:

  • Engaged Researcher Training: Introduction to Impact  

A general introduction to Impact and to applying to the AHRC IAA Fund on Wednesday 28 September 10:30–11:45. To register please follow this link:

  • Impact Partnership Roundtable  

A conversation about different approaches to partnership working and the Knowledge Exchange Fellowship Fund which will launch later in the term. Monday 14 November from 10am–12pm in Seminar Room G3, 17 Mill Lane and online. To reserve a place please email:

Deadline: 14 November 2022, 4pm

Academic visitors

The Cambridge Digital Humanities Academic Visitor programme enables a small number of researchers and students from all over the world to spend time in Cambridge working on Digital Humanities. Visits range from a few weeks to an academic year.

Information on how to apply


Cambridge Digital Humanities

Tel: +44 1223 766886