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Welcome to Digital Humanities at The Open University

Digital Humanities is the critical study of how digital technologies and methods intersect with humanities scholarship and scholarly communication.  It investigates the use of digital tools and software for interpretation and analysis of humanities research questions and how digital methodologies can be used to enhance disciplines such a Art History, Classical Studies, History, Literature, Music and many others. 

Digital Humanities allows scholars to approach old problems with new means, or to ask new questions that could not have been asked with the traditional means of humanistic enquiry. Whatever the approach chosen, Digital Humanities remains grounded in humanities research and interests.

Whether you view Digital Humanities as disruptive and challenging, or believe that it is becoming part of the normal practice of all humanities scholars, we hope you will take the time to discover our Projects, attend one of our Events or contact one of our members.

Digital Humanities at The Open University



23 September 2014

Digital Humanities, Collaboration and Interdisciplinarity

Part of Pushing the Boundaries: Early Career Research and Interdisciplinarity (British Academy / The Open University)


  • Francesca Benatti, Research Associate in Digital Humanities, The Open University.
  • Julianne Nyhan, Lecturer in Digital Information Studies, University College, London.
  • Andrew Prescott, Professor of Digital Humanities, King’s College, London.
  • Stuart Dunn, Lecturer in e-Research, King’s College, London. 

Time: 3.30pm - 5.00pm

Venue: The Open University in London, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, Camden Town, London, NW1 8NP