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The teaching team for the MPhil in Digital Humanities includes:

Dr Anne Alexander

Director, CDH Learning

Keywords: critical infrastructure, digital activism, platform capitalism, media history, Middle East studies

Anne Alexander has been Director of Learning at CDH since its foundation. She was previously Co-ordinator of the Cambridge Digital Humanities Network. Her research interests include ethics of big data, activist media in the Middle East and the political economy of the Internet. She is a member of the Data Ethics Group and the Humanities and Data Science Special Interest Group at the Alan Turing Institute


Professor Caroline Bassett

Director, Cambridge Digital Humanities

Keywords: critical theory, gender and technology, media archaeology, AI and literature, automation

Caroline Bassett has been CDH's Director since 2019. She is a professor within the Faculty of English, and co-founded the Sussex Humanities Lab at Sussex University. Her research interests include Digital Media, computational humanities, AI and the transformation of knowlege cultures, technology and social power, science fiction, technology and utopian thinking, critical theories of the digital, and feminist thinking on technology and the political.



Dr Leonardo Impett

Lecturer in Digital Humanities

Keywords: visual culture, machine vision, bias in AI, cultural analytics, simulation, early modern european history

I'm interested in the overlap between visual computing (especially machine vision) and visual studies (especially art history). My main work has to do with computer vision for the "distant reading" of art history (CS applied to the humanities), and Bildwissenschaft as a route to understanding computer vision (the humanities applied to CS).

I have worked with the Rainbow (Graphics & Interaction) Group at the Cambridge Computer Lab, the Image and Visual Representation Lab at EPFL, Villa I Tatti - the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, and the Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max Planck Institute for Art History.

Huw Jones

Library Digital Humanities Coordinator, CDH Labs

Keywords: glam, collections, platforms, TEI / IIIF

Huw is the Head of the Digital Library Unit, Digital Humanities Coordinator and the first point of contact with many DH research projects through CDH Labs. He has a broad range of experience in content-driven DH work, including collaborations with the Newton Project, the Darwin Correspondence Project, the Casebooks Project and many others. He has a particular focus on text encoding, and co-convenes the TEI strand of the Oxford Digital Humanities Summer School.

Tel: 01223 746963


Dr Mary Chester-Kadwell

Research Software Engineering Coordinator

Keywords: research software engineering, digital methods and data, open research, archaeology, material culture, GLAM collections

Mary is a Senior Software Engineer at Cambridge University Library. Originally from a humanities background, she has a PhD in the landscape archaeology and material culture of early medieval England using computational methods. For CDH Labs, Mary advises researchers on developing the technical aspects of their projects and works on a wide variety of software. She teaches coding and software engineering practices for CDH Learning and sits on the teaching team for the MPhil in Digital Humanities. Mary is an active member of the Research Software Engineering community.


Dr Annja Neumann

Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities

Keywords: agency, performance, media arts, medical humanities, digital space, live media, digital editions, German studies

Annja Neumann is an Affiliated Lecturer in Modern German Studies and Isaac Newton Trust Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Digital Humanities. Her practice-based research explores the staging of spaces and politics of embodiment, with a particular interest in the theatricalisation of medical spaces.



Dr Siddharth Soni

Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities

Keywords: race, indigeneity, inequity, postcolonialism, archives, memory, digital history

Siddharth Soni is the Isaac Newton Trust Research Fellow at CDH, and his work is largely within comparative literature and comparative cultural studies. He is currently writing a monograph on the anti-colonial Indian short story alongside working on the DH project World Short Story Index. His research and teaching within DH covers critical archive studies, literature as an archive, medium theory, and Indigenous and postcolonial digital humanities. He is the convenor of the ‘Digital Afterlives’ research network at CDH.