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
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