Lancaster’s Digital Humanities Hub brings together internationally recognised centres of excellence in the spatial humanities, corpus linguistics and natural language processing (NLP), and combines these with broad expertise across the digital humanities as a whole. We draw on expertise from across Lancaster University, particularly from the following departments and centres:
- Department of History
- Department of English & Creative Writing
- Department of Linguistics & English Language
- School of Computing & Communications
- Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS)
- University Centre for Computer Corpus Research on Language (UCREL)
We are currently (2016) involved in projects funded by: the European Research Council, the Andrew M. Mellon Foundation, the Leverhulme Trust, the Economic and Social Research Council, COST, the US National Endowment for the Humanities, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Newby Trust. We are strongly involved in collaborative work with non-academic organisations in the local region – which includes the Lake District – as well as with national and international organisations.
We are actively increasing our teaching at MA level. We currently have a Digital History pathway as part of our MA in History and will be expanding this across the humanities. We also have PhD students studying a range of inter-disciplinary topics and are keen to recruit more. We can provide access to an excellent range of digital resources to researchers and students, and we have a very active research community that runs a range of conferences, forums and seminar series.
In addition, we offer short courses in a range of topics in Digital Humanities through the Lancaster Summer Schools series. Please see the Teaching & Training page for more information.