UCL Centre for Digital Humanities



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.

International partners

We have a host of academic partners around the world, collaborating on our projects, including:

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:


We're pleased to have worked with a variety of partners from industry, for example the Xerox Research Centre Europe, on the Recognition and Enrichment of Archival Documents project.

We have representatives from Adobe, IBM and Microsoft on our Industry Advisory Panel.