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Brightening the Covenant Chain

The project investigates the cultures of diplomacy from 1677-1860 between the British Crown and the Six Nations of the Iroquois - the dominant indigenous confederacy of the Northeastern Great Lakes and Canada - and in particular the Covenant...

Screenshot from the Sudan memory website showing the Khalifa House Museum store, full of wooden storage boxes, on shelves and on the floor with superimposed Arabic script.

A Partnership for Conserving and Promoting Sudanese Cultural and Documentary Heritage

The Sudan Memory project seeks to conserve and promote valuable cultural materials from and about Sudan through digitisation and via an online platform. Throughout the country, many interesting and rich...

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Critical Modelling of Extensive Literary Data

Critical Modelling of Extensive Literary Data is a collaboration between colleagues at the Australian National University (ANU) and at King’s Digital Lab (KDL), supported by the King’s College London Australia Partnership Seed Fund and Australian...

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The process of data transcription © Filippo Astori

From Cagliari to KDL: Memories of a research stay

What brought me to the Virginia Woolf Building was the doctoral programme I am pursuing at the University of Cagliari under the scientific responsibility of professor Giampaolo Salice, and in particular the training course linked to the PON R&I scholarship I hold.

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Empowering Artistic Innovation

Experimental digital research is difficult for independent artists to do in terms of finance and skills on their own, but they are exactly the type of people that will move the use of digital tools forward from interesting tech demos to tools of storytelling.

A Loʻi, kalo/taro garden on the grounds of the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies at University of Hawaii at Manoa.
A Loʻi, a kalo/taro garden. © Samantha Callaghan, 2023

Reflections on the International Indigenous Librarians’ Forum

A colleague asked, “What was it like attending a conference based in Hawaii compared to the usual other locations?”

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Activities

Some of the ways we enable and deliver digital research.

Planning and analysis

  • Defining requirements
  • Cost estimation
  • Data analysis
  • Modelling
  • Designing technical solutions

Creating and sustaining

  • Building and maintaining digital resources
  • Data visualization
  • Digital accessibility
  • Archiving and sustainability

Participating, contributing, disseminating

  • Sharing code
  • Professional bodies and interest groups
  • Publications
  • Outreach and training

Research areas

Some pathways of innovation we are exploring.

Digital creativity

Experimenting with digital tools to enable, enhance, and expand our cultural experiences and interactions.

Indigenous Digital Humanities

Fostering understanding, respect, and cooperation among holding institutions, researchers and minority groups to help work on complex issues around data from indigenous community sources.

Machine learning and AI

Working to create a virtual cycle around ML and AI that goes beyond single projects solutions across the triangle of critical, analytical and practical RSE-driven research.

Data visualisation

Organizing data with form, structure and shape to help users understand the story it has to tell.

Communities

Organizations and groups we have formal attachment to via active contribution, affiliation or sponsorship as description of the communities space.

King’s College London Institute bringing together expertise from across all disciplines aiming at living well with technology.

Digital Futures Institute

King’s College London Institute bringing together expertise from across all disciplines aiming at living well with technology.

King’s College London Institute supporting and promoting work in artificial intelligence (AI) across the College.

King’s Institute for Artificial Intelligence

King’s College London Institute supporting and promoting work in artificial intelligence (AI) across the College.

UK professional society establishing a research environment that recognises the vital role of software in research.

RSE Society UK

UK professional society establishing a research environment that recognises the vital role of software in research.

UK and Ireland professional association bringing together digital humanities researchers, practitioners and organisations.

UK-Ireland Digital Humanities Association

UK and Ireland professional association bringing together digital humanities researchers, practitioners and organisations.

Pan-European infrastructure enhancing and supporting digitally-enabled research and teaching across the arts and humanities.

Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities

Pan-European infrastructure enhancing and supporting digitally-enabled research and teaching across the arts and humanities.

International consortium developing and maintaining a standard for the representation of texts in digital form.

Text Encoding Initiative

International consortium developing and maintaining a standard for the representation of texts in digital form.

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