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

Welsh Twitter

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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Nasr City/revolution will not be tweeted

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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Maori paddles collected on Captain Cook's first voyage

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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Fryderyk Chopin's manuscript of the Nocturne Op. 62 No. 1

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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Pitoti engraving, Valcamonica valley

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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Detail of the Byzantine Emprire from a 14th-century world atlas created by Abraham and Jehuda Cresques

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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A screenshot from the 1971 British gangster film Villain, starring Richard Burton. Dir. Michael Tuchner

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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Left to right: Simon Goldhill and John Rink

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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Illustration by Sarah Castor-Perry for 'Where Did Humans Go During the Last Ice Age?'

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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