UCLDH cultivates close working relationships across the university and beyond, with international institutions, culture and heritage sectors and industry partners. We encourage you to contact us with any queries or suggestions you may have for future collaborations.
The UCLDH team includes academics from UCL's Faculty of Arts and Humanities and from the Faculty of Engineering. We work closely with several UCL departments, including Information Studies, School of European Languages, Culture & Society, Computer Science, Medical Physics and BioEngineering, and Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering and the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis. We liaise with several services in college, such as UCL Creative and Media Service, and UCL Research Computing. We are affiliated to the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies.
We are among the few digital humanities centres whose research involves a full range of computational science methods, with a particular specialization in imaging of cultural heritage. We provide training and advice for those in the computational sciences who wish to work on research questions in the arts and humanities, or, conversely, those who wish to use digital methods in their humanities research. In addition, we support scholars in finding technical and heritage partners, and aid in project scoping and planning.
We have a host of academic partners around the world, collaborating on our projects, including:
- Johns Hopkins University and Princeton University, in the Archaeology of Reading project
- Utrecht University and the University of Göttingen, in Asymmetrical Encounters
- The Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities, in the Catalogue of Digital Editions
- University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University, in the Deep Imaging Mummy Cases project
- Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain) and National Center for Scientific Research (Greece), on the tranScriptorium project
Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums
UCLDH works closely with UCL Public and Cultural Engagement and has undertaken projects with many of the collections at UCL, including UCL Petrie Museum, UCL Grant Museum of Zoology, UCL Art Museum, and UCL Library and Special Collections. We embed materials from the collections in our teaching and our research, and work closely with our professional colleagues in these collections on scoping and supporting research projects.
We also work closely with other heritage organisations both in London and beyond, and provide advice and consultancy on the use of digital methods to cultural and heritage organisations throughout the country. Examples include:
- British Library, on the Bluclobber project
- The National Gallery (London) on the CrossCult project
- The British Museum, on the Day of Archaeology
- The Tate, on Digital Transformations
- London Metropolitan Archives, on The Great Parchment Book
- The Science Museum (London) on the Shipping Galleries 3D model
- Kevin Carter, Head of Digital Experience at the RAF Museum London