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Research Project Gallery

Well over one hundred DH-related projects have taken place at the University of Cambridge in recent years or are currently being pursued. These can be clustered under four principal research themes, and they can also be summarised according to Patrik Svensson's typology of five mutually dependent and co-existing areas: Digital as Tool, where digital methods are scholarship; Digital as Study Object, where humanities methods are used to analyse digital cultures and activities; Digital as Expressive Medium, where digital methods and content create novel forms of scholarly communication and interaction; Digital as Exploratory Lab, where experimental approaches are taken to humanities datasets, materials and issues; and Digital as Activist Venue, where digital technologies facilitate cultural and social critiques.

DH projects in Cambridge under Digital as Tool include Arthur Schnitzler Digital; Cambridge New Greek Lexicon Project; Casebooks; Civilizations in Contact; Darwin Correspondence Project; Greek Bible in Byzantine JudaismOnline Chopin Variorum Edition; Sanskrit Project;  and Semantics of Ancient Hebrew Database.

Cambridge DH projects in the category Digital as a Study Object include Cambridge Companion to Music and Digital Culture; Conspiracy and Democracy; Digital Literature for Children; Egypt's Contentious Media; Technicon; Technology and Democracy; and The Concept Lab.

Examples of Cambridge projects under Digital as Expressive Medium include The Personal Histories Project; Politics and Interactive Media in Africa (Africa's Voices); and The Museum as Interface.

Additional projects include Digitally Mapping the Romanian Avant-gardes; Ethics and Governance of Autonomous Systems and Machine Learning in the Digital Society; Visual Representations of the Third Plague Pandemic; and others found on the University Library DH projects page.

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