Mary Jacobus (Acting Director 2009-10: Andrew Webber)
CRASSH was founded in 2001, with the aim of creating a new focus for disciplinary innovation and, in particular, interdisciplinary dialogues across the full spectrum of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. In 2011, the Centre will move into a purpose-built new building on the University's main Humanities site. We support the work of scholars at all career levels, from graduate researchers onwards, and encourage interaction across those levels. CRASSH is now known nationally and internationally as a centre of excellence for such work.
CRASSH supports a digital user network, coordinated by a steering group. It hosts regular conference and workshop events in the broad area of digital humanities. It liaises actively with digital service providers in Cambridge (principally CARET and the University Library) and is a member of a number of national and international consortia and networks in e-humanities.
The Institute of Historical Research (IHR) is one of 10 member Institutes of the School of Advanced Study, University of London. Founded in 1921, it aims to promote the study of history and an appreciation of the importance of the past; to provide institutional support and individual leadership for the broad historical community; to offer a wide range of facilities and services which assist the researching, teaching, writing and dissemination of history; and to further high quality scholarship on particular aspects of the past by means of collective research projects.
The IHR also offers a range of consultancy and advisory services, and welcomes opportunities for collaboration within and outside the higher education sector.
Co-directors: Barbara Bordalejo, David Parker, Peter Robinson
The Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing is founded on the premise that computer methods are now fundamental to every stage of the editorial process. We use digital tools to locate and view the original materials; to transcribe them into electronic form; to compare the texts and to analyze the patterns of variation; and we publish them electronically. We are the home of two major projects built to this formula: the St John's Gospel editions led by David Parker, and the Canterbury Tales Project, led by Barbara Bordalejo and Peter Robinson.
Creation of scholarly editions in digital form, particularly of works in many versions; large scale digitization of manuscript materials; development of software for scholarly editing
The Digital Humanities Observatory (DHO) is a central component within the Humanities Serving Irish Society (HSIS) initiative. The DHO was established under auspices of the Royal Irish Academy to manage and co-ordinate the increasingly complex e-resources created in the arts and humanities. It will enable research and researchers in Ireland to keep abreast of international developments in the creation, use, and preservation of digital resources.
The staff of the DHO comprises a Director, IT Manager, Metadata Manager, Digital Humanities Specialists, and a Programme Coordinator.
It will fulfil these objectives by:
serving as a knowledge base in Ireland via consultations with project partners;
setting national standards to ensure the interoperability, preservation, and long-term accessibility of digital resources;
establishing a central repository which will provide access to a wide variety of interdisciplinary, multilingual, and mulimodal digital resources created on the island of Ireland.
The DHO co-ordinates and consolidates initiatives in humanities digitisation so that new lines of enquiry developing from the HSIS/DHO infrastructure and research programmes will benefit all researchers in Ireland.
UCL is proud to announce the establishment of a new Centre for Digital Humanities. Capitalising on UCL's interdisciplinary expertise in information studies, computing science, and the arts and humanities, this new centre will bring together disparate individuals to foster Digital Humanities research and teaching at UCL.
For those within UCL:
- Inter-departmental communication & collaboration
- Funding application support
- Decoding Digital Humanities' reading & discussion group
For those outside of UCL:
- Collaborations with academic institutions
- Collaborations with cultural heritage institutions
The Digital Design Studio (DDS) is a postgraduate research and commercial centre of Glasgow School of Art. Its intense learning and research environment exploits the interface between science, technology and the arts to explore imaginative and novel uses of advanced 3D digital visualisation and interaction technologies. Research activity at the DDS is underpinned by one and two year masters degrees and a growing PhD community. The DDS is dedicated to developing ways in which people can engage and interact with data and emerging digital visualisation systems.
Ultra hi-res laser scanning
3D modelling, simulation, and visualisation
Hi-def photography (including stereo photography)
3D virtual environments, design and interaction
Graphical interface development
3D sound design
Sound post-production and dubbing