UCL Centre for Digital Humanities


Decoding Digital Humanities London reading group

Decoding Digital Humanities London (DDHL) is a bi-weekly reading group for anyone interested in research at the intersection of computational technologies and the humanities.

These gatherings will provide an opportunity to discuss readings, raise awareness of topics at the forefront of research, and spark new questions. DDHL aims to be place for connection for the digital humanities post-graduate community, but welcomes participation from anyone who is interested.

The series was originally set up by staff and students at UCLDH as a series of informal monthly meetings to get together and discuss matters of interest to our discipline. It has now expanded to be a London wide event and is currently organised by students from UCL, Michael Donnay and Anna Mladentseva.

2022 sessions

As part of an effort to make sessions more accessible, 3 sessions will meet virtually (via Zoom), while the other 3 will be in-person at UCL's Bloomsbury Campus in London. Snacks will be provided for the in-person sessions. All sessions are 6:30-7:30pm London time. Register and get links to the articles for discussion here.

Session Topics

Wednesday, 2.3.22 - ONLINE DDHL reading group 'Playing in the Metaverse: Video Games and the Humanities'

Wednesday, 16.3.22 - IN-PERSON DDHL reading group 'Racism in AI: Algorithmic Reasoning in Educational Technologies'

Wednesday, 30.3.22 - ONLINE DDHL reading group 'Digital Queer Witnessing: Archives, Immersion and 3D Technologies'

Wednesday, 27.4.22 - IN-PERSON DDHL reading group 'Glitch Feminism: Error as Artmaking'

Wednesday, 11.5.22 - ONLINE DDHL Student Dissertation Presentations

Wednesday, 25.5.22 - IN-PERSON DDHL 'Celebrity victims and wimpy snowflakes'