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Digital Humanities Lab

Digital Humanities Lab

Our £1.2million Digital Humanities Lab and research space provides state-of-the-art facilities for our academics and students, and is also available to external organisations who wish to commission the Digital Lab and its team for specific pieces of work and services. It provides research space for the examination and preservation of important historical, literary and visual artefacts. Through the integration of advanced digital methods, including digital exhibitions, professional quality video, audio and 3D digitisation, our research, teaching and collaborative projects with partners are being enriched.

Digital Humanities is extending the reach and impact of our research, enabling academics and partners to discover more about our heritage and creative past than ever before. Such facilities will help sustain the University’s position at the forefront of international research into historical and cultural artefacts, yielding benefit for its wider community.

See more information on Digital Humanities, including current heritage research projects and impact case studies.

Digital Humanities researchers

Researchers can curate digital exhibitions, carry out high-resolution photography of manuscripts and other visual materials, and create professional quality video and audio recordings. They are able to create digital facsimiles of objects, allowing them to be handled and understood in a virtual space, protecting the original artefacts for future generations.

Digital Humanities Lab services

The Lab works with academic colleagues and partner organisations to advance knowledge and research in the humanities through digital methods. It can also provide specialist services outside this specific remit if staffing and resources allow. These include:

  • 2D digitisation
  • 3D scanning
  • 3D printing
  • Audio-visual equipment loan
  • Data visualisation support
  • Data management planning and advice
  • Filming of research and teaching events
  • Podcasting support
  • Server hosting and data storage
  • Staff training, including technical plan support and text encoding workshops
  • Themed digital events