Digital technologies are opening up new fields of study and generating research questions that breach traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Welsh Twitter: capturing language change in real time

29 May 2013

A database of Welsh tweets is being used to identify the characteristics of an evolving language.

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Workers’ strikes and Facebook likes

24 May 2013

Research on Egypt is looking at how to read revolution and grass roots opposition through social media.

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Captain Cook’s Maori paddles: an artefact of encounter

22 May 2013

Maori paddles presented to Captain Cook’s crew on their first voyage of discovery capture the spirit of a first encounter between two cultures.

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The un-Limited Edition

21 May 2013

Emerging new digital editions at Cambridge are effecting a sea-change in the nature of the scholarly edition, radicalising access to vital source...

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Major motion pictures from our prehistoric past

17 May 2013

Cambridge archaeologists are illuminating some of the oldest graphic art of the past, by applying some of the most advanced graphic technology of the...

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Creativity that counts

14 May 2013

In a digital world, literature, art and music are often the result of collaborative efforts. But who owns what, and can copyright law cope? New...

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Clickable history

09 May 2013

Geographic information systems – once limited to the domain of physical geographers – are emerging as a promising tool to study the past, as...

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Cinematic geographies of Battersea

07 May 2013

Research is combining film ‘archaeology’ with digital technology to create a new approach to ‘sites of memory’ for the London borough of Battersea.

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Forging connections: digital humanities in Cambridge and beyond

01 May 2013

To launch our month-long focus on digital humanities research, Professor John Rink and Professor Simon Goldhill – Co-Directors of Cambridge’s Digital...

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Crime and punishment: a 19th-century love affair

30 Apr 2013

The violence of everyday life in 19th-century Europe – including murder most foul, handsome bandits, wicked women and huge crowds at executions – is...

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Big ideas in small packages

20 Mar 2013

A video project demonstrates how academic research can be communicated in an engaging format that puts across complex ideas in a nutshell.

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7,000BC: The dawn of cinema brought to life at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

08 Mar 2013

Some of the world’s oldest engravings of the human form – prehistoric rock art from the Italian Alps – have been brought to life by the latest...

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