Digital Humanities

LSS-digital-humanitiesThe advent of digital technology has impacted every aspect of human culture, politics and society. The Digital Humanities working group brings together scholars from across the humanities and social sciences who are interested in the myriad effects of this ongoing revolution. How have new and emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, big data and social media, shaped our experience of the past, present and future? How are digital methods and practices, such as crowdsourcing, distant reading and interactive databases, challenging or disrupting traditional modes of research and teaching? What are the economic and intellectual consequences of mass digitisation and algorithmic data mining? What are the ethical implications of academic expertise in a virtual world where knowledge is radically decentralised and democratised? What forms of digital literacy are necessary to navigate the information age? We engage with these and other questions from a range of disciplinary backgrounds and perspectives, including Business, Computer Science, English, History, Law, Linguistics, Sociology and Translation Studies.

The word cloud image above is made up of answers to the question ‘what is digital humanities?’ Based on a database compiled by Jason Heppler, available here:


Chloe Harrison (English)

Daniel McAuley (English and French)

Joseph Yannielli (History)



Martin Brenncke (Law)

Urszula Clark (English and Linguistics)

Lucy Drake (CLIPP)

Ali Emrouznejad (Business)

Marcello Giovanelli (English)

Robert Goddard (Law)

Claire Howell (Law)

Nur Kurtoglu-Hooton (English)

Emmanuelle Labeau (French)

Stefan Manz (German and History)

David Orrego-Carmona (Translation Studies)

Viktor Pekar (Business)

Gertrud Reershemius (Linguistics)

Ilaria Scaglia (History)

Brian Sudlow (French and History)

Adam Warren (CLIPP)

Connecting Digital Histories of Fugitive Slaves