The Digital Humanities Hub is a collaborative in-house project to create a sustainable base for Digital Humanities that will enhance the quality of research at Reading and promote innovation through digital tools, methodologies, and engagement with developments in Digital Humanities as a field.

The Digital Humanities Hub is based in the Library and supports University of Reading researchers to build knowledge, skills and community, develop research proposals and applications, undertake a research project and secure its legacy.

This online portal is a gateway for you to engage with the Digital Humanities Hub, and will be updated continually. Read on to find out more about Digital Humanities (DH) at Reading and explore the resources available.

Above: Filmmaker Stephen Dwoskin at work: photograph from the Dwoskin Archive at the University of Reading Special Collections, digitised as part of the AHRC-funded project The Legacies of Stephen Dwoskin's Personal Cinema

Below: 3D reconstruction of the Roman emperor Augustus' temple to Mars Ultor, created as part of the Virtual Rome project

The aim of the Digital Humanities Hub is to provide support for the development of digital research by bringing our varied expertise together, and to provide, through the vehicle of Digital Humanities, a space in which to interrogate, challenge, and improve research culture.

Digital Research at Reading

The University of Reading is home to a range of approaches to Digital Humanities, from corpus analysis to visualisation of performance, from geospatial mapping to 3D printing and reconstruction.

This research is often based on the university's wide-ranging collections and driven by the wealth of expertise across the University in digital heritage and archiving, and critical creative engagement.

Above: A-Z of Ephemera, an online presentation based on an exhibition in the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, University of Reading, curated by the Centre for Ephemera Studies

Below: 'The Votives', 3D-printed replicas of ancient Cypriot figurines held in the Ure Museum

About the Project

The Digital Humanities Project is the third phase in an initiative to drive innovation across the Heritage & Creativity research theme at the University of Reading.


Hub Team

The team brings together academic expertise with that of colleagues from Research Engagement (Library), Research & Enterprise Services, University Museums, Archives & Special Collections, and Academic Research Computing.


Support Overview

Read about the ways the DH Hub can support you, from mentorship and training for researchers engaging with DH for the first time, to help organising practical provisions for undertaking a project. The Hub welcomes queries from researchers of all levels of experience with DH.


Community of Practice

The Community of Practice meets termly for Reading researchers to hear presentations of colleagues' work and discuss Digital Humanities as a discipline.


Internal Resources

A list of training, facilities and guidance available within the University, as well as other communities that might be of interest to those undertaking digital research.


External Resources

Resources from other institutions, including tutorials and courses as well as digital projects.


Contact Us

  • +441183785857
  • University of Reading Library,
    Pepper Lane, Whiteknights,
    Reading, Berkshire
    RG6 6EB

University of Reading