Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London

Department of Digital Humanities,
King's College London
Established 1991
Parent institution
King's College London
Head of Department Professor Sheila Anderson
Address 26-29 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5RL, London, UK
Website Department of Digital Humanities

The Department of Digital Humanities (DDH) (formerly Centre for Computing in the Humanities) is an academic department and research centre in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at King's College London. DDH counts amongst the "most visible"[1] digital humanities centres worldwide, with particular expertise in XML technologies (including TEI), structured data and prosopography, mapping and GIS, and user interface innovation.

The primary objective of the Department is to foster awareness, understanding and skill in the scholarly applications of computing. It operates in three main areas: as a department with responsibility for its own academic programme; as a research centre promoting the appropriate application of computing in humanities research; and as a unit providing collegial support to its sister departments in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

The Centre for Computing in the Humanities was established by Professor Harold Short in 1991, and changed its name in 2011. Professor Sheila Anderson, is currently Head of Department.

See also


  1. Caraco, Benjamin (1 January 2012). "Les digital humanities et les bibliothèques". Le Bulletin des Bibliothèques de France. 57 (2). Retrieved 12 April 2012.
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