Wikipedia Editathon on “East and Southeast Asians in the UK”, 15th September 2022

How are East and Southeast Asians (ESEA) in the UK represented on Wikipedia? As part of ESEA Heritage Month 2022 the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London’s is co-organising a Wikipedia Editathon on “East and Southeast Asians in the UK” on 15th September 2022, together with friends and colleagues at City University London, ESEA Hub and the Public Data Lab. …

Keynote with Lauren Klein, “What Data Visualization Reveals: Elizabeth Palmer Peabody and the Work of Knowledge Production”, 13th September 2022

Lauren Klein will be giving a keynote talk on her research on data visualization as a feminist method at King’s on 13th September 2022, introduced by Stuart Dunn, head of the Department of Digital Humanities. Further details on her talk are copied below and you can register here (free for both online and on campus …

Representing and (re)Imagining Digital Crowds Beyond Data Reduction

The following post is from Nicola Bozzi, Lecturer in Digital Innovation Management at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London. I am happy to finally share the recording of the online workshop I organised as part of the Online Crowds series, which was supported and funded by the Centre for Digital Culture at King’s …

New article: “Engaged research-led teaching: composing collective inquiry with digital methods and data”

A new article on “Engaged research-led teaching: composing collective inquiry with digital methods and data” co-authored by our department’s Jonathan Gray and Liliana Bounegru, together with Richard Rogers, Tommaso Venturini, Donato Ricci, Axel Meunier, Michele Mauri, Sabine Niederer, Natalia Sánchez-Querubín, Marc Tuters, Lucy Kimbell and Anders Kristian Munk has just been published in Digital Culture & Education. It builds on work that Jonathan and Liliana have been doing on “engaged research-led …

King’s College London supports Programming Historian

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 …

New project: SUPERB to promote forest restoration and adaptation across Europe

I’ll be part of a new research project on forest restoration and adaptation, led by the European Forest Institute and funded under the European Union’s H2020 programme. Together with Jonathan Gray, I’ll co-lead a team at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London exploring how humanities-based digital methods can be used to understand forest issues and to explore engagement around …

“Interrogating Global Traces of Infrastructure” workshop, 18th November 2021

A workshop on “Interrogating Global Traces of Infrastructure” will take place on 18th November 2021, organised by Urszula Pawlicka-Deger as part of her Marie Skłodowska-Curie DH Infra project. The event is organised together with the King’s Digital Lab, the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London and the Critical Infrastructure Studies collective. The schedule …

“You don’t own that data” – Btihaj Ajana on self-tracking in the Guardian

Btihaj Ajana has been interviewed in The Guardian about a piece on “Intimate data: can a person who tracks their steps, sleep and food ever truly be free?”. Here are some quotes from the piece: Such quandaries will only become more common and complex, says Btihaj Ajana, a reader in media and digital culture at King’s …

#FacebookOutage highlights our social media addictions – Rachael Kent interviewed in The Independent

Rachael Kent was interviewed for a piece in The Independent on “What happens psychologically when we’re cut off from social media?”, exploring what the recent outage of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp tells us about our social media addictions. Here are a couple of quotes from the piece: This showed just how addicted many of us …

“Techno-snitching is definitely a thing” – Kate Devlin interviewed for Wired piece on Amazon Astro robots

Kate Devlin at the Department of Digital Humanities was recently interviewed for a piece in Wired on how “Amazon’s Astro robot uses fear to get into your home”. You can read the article here, and below is the transcript of the interview that Kate did with Jack Needham…   From what you have seen so …