Digital Humanities at Bangor

By Claire L H Warwick, on 17 September 2010

Today I am giving a keynote lecture at Bangor University as part of their AHRC funded CEDAR (Collaborative Digital Research in the Humanities) doctoral programme. Today is the final symposium and the whole programme seems to have been an interesting way to introduce graduate students to digital methods and allow them to present about their work.

I will be presenting on “Digital Transformations: Digital scholarship and the future of research in humanities disciplines”. I’m going to talk about the nature of DH research as team based collaborative work and how that changes the expectations of what constitutes scholarship in the humanities. Given that the audience consists of graduate students I’m going to look at the professional roles that they may play in future, including Alt-ac careers. Of course I’ll be talking about our experience at UCLDH and the importance of work with users, engaging with cultural heritage and the wider public.