We are delighted to announce that King’s College London’s Departments of Digital Humanities and History have joined forces to become the newest member of Programming Historian’s Institutional Partnership Programme.
This cross-departmental sponsorship represents the increasingly close links between these two fields of scholarship, and signals an emerging need for digital skills that bridge humanities and social research.
Institutional Partnerships are essential to sustain Programming Historian’s core work of publishing rigorously peer-reviewed, multilingual tutorials, and to ensuring that they remain Diamond Open Access for its global readership.
With the support of its sponsors in 2022, Programming Historian will be developing an enriched programme of community-facing activities to support educators, learners, and project partners in their use of Programming Historian and as such, this collaboration with King’s College London comes at a key moment.
Digital Humanities, in one form or another, has been researched, studied and taught at King’s College London since the 1970s. With over 600 postgraduate and undergraduate students currently enrolled in courses in the Department, many seek the skills to acquire, analyse, interpret and present computational data. One of the Department of Digital Humanities’ most popular new initiatives at King’s has been a “coding lab” for our students which supports their computational learning. The History Department has more than 1000 postgraduate and undergraduate students currently enrolled. Several of its academic staff members have used advanced digital methods in their research projects, and many others are keen to explore these methods for their research and teaching as well as making available opportunities for students to acquire these skills.
Programming Historian offers lessons on a range of digital tools, techniques, and workflows facilitating research involving mapping, network analysis, and web scraping among other topics, which have great potential to enrich our pedagogy and teaching offering in the classroom.