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December 2014

Visiting Professor of Digital Humanities, 2014/15

(27 November 2014)

Professor Marilyn Deegan, from Kings College London, has been appointed Simon Visiting Professor of Digital Humanities for 2014/15. Professor Deegan will be making three visits to the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures (SALC) during this academic year. 

Professor Deegan is one of the leading academics worldwide in digital humanities, with over 25 years’ experience in the field. She is currently Professor Emerita of Digital Humanities at King’s College London. She has published widely on digital humanities (10 books and book-length studies and many articles and chapters), while her current work applies the digital humanities to challenges such as globalization, migration, and conflict resolution.

Professor Deegan will be working with the Faculty Academic Lead for Digital Humanities, Dr Guyda Armstrong (Italian), on the ongoing initiative to build capacity in digital humanities research across the Faculty, and to raise the profile of digital humanities computing within the University as a whole.

Guyda said: “We are extremely privileged that a scholar of Professor Deegan’s standing has joined us for this year, and her huge experience leading flagship projects and institutions will allow us to transform our own digital activities – in research, teaching, and social responsibility - here at Manchester.” 

During her visit in Week 12, Professor Deegan will be speaking about her own work on 'Digital Sudan' at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Arts and Languages (CIDRAL) event 'Traditional/Digital Humanities and Cultural Criticism' organised by Professor Stephen Milner. This will take place on Wednesday 10 December.

She will also be available to advise any academics who are interested in developing their own Digital Humanities (DH) projects during Week 12. If you are interested in meeting with Professor Deegan to discuss possible DH work, contact Dr Guyda Armstrong: