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Digital Humanities

Technologies, expertise, and space that enable our community to explore and connect with the world of Digital Humanities.

What is the Digital Humanities Hub?

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Southampton Digital Humanities enables staff and students to take digital and computational approaches to the humanities teaching, research, and enterprise. Our Digital Humanities Hub provides access to technologies that enable us to start making and exploring virtual worlds, sonifying pictures, creating performances based on motion-capture technology, digitally scanning and manipulating heritage objects, immersing ourselves in data visualisations, and much more. And it provides expertise in digital humanities approaches and methods, including digital infrastructures, critical data studies, and computational analysis.

Founded in 2021 and led by James Baker, Director of Digital Humanities, we host workshops, peer learning sessions, demos, and talks.

Members of the University of Southampton community can find more information about Digital Humanities on our SharePoint site here Digital Humanities - Home (

Our Annual Review

Read about our research and activities in our 2022-23 annual review.

Digital Humanities Annual report (ODT 14.2 MB)

Digital Humanities Annual report (PDF 14.8 MB)



Professor James Baker - Director

Dr Lexi Webster - Deputy Director

Dr Kristen Schuster - Lecturer

Dr Ammandeep K. Mahal - Research Fellow

Dr Sharon Howard - Research Fellow

Luke Aspland - Technician

Sam Pegg - Technician

Ellie Wakefield - Administrator

Claire Wilkins - Administrator

Our events can be found on our Eventbrite page

Contact us or sign up to our mailing list here

Southampton Digital Preservation Advisory Unit (SDPAU)

The Southampton Digital Preservation Advisory Unit (SDPAU) is a new flagship enterprise project hosted and supported by Southampton Digital Humanities. The SDPAU will launch in 2024 with a plan to be income generating within 5 years. It will offer expert, hands-on, and targeted commercial training, advice, and support in navigating, interpreting, and implementing digital preservation best practice. Initial market research indicates a primary market for these services of galleries/gardens, libraries, archives, and museums and of community heritage groups, as well as a secondary market of corporate and civil institutions. The SDPAU will respond to relevant tenders and research funding opportunities, and will support wider knowledge exchange and enterprise activity in the School of Humanities.

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