James Baker (Director of Digital Humanities)
Our 2021-2022 Annual Report is now out. As I say in my introductory remarks, I couldn’t be prouder of all that we’ve achieved in such a short space of time. We’ve created the processes needed to be and to run Southampton Digital Humanities. We’ve opened the Digital Humanities Hub, and integrated UKRI-funded investments in cutting-edge equipment. We’ve learnt to work together. We’ve started to build our team. We’ve hosted training, community events, and workshops. We’ve welcomed our first cohort of interns, a diverse group of students who’ve made inspiring and provocative public facing interventions, and who used that experience to diversify their study and futures plans (including in one case, getting a job in the tech sector). And we’ve developed and supported remarkable research with internal and external partners.
All this is testament to a collective effort focused on delivering our mission to intergrate humanities education and research with digital and computational approaches, and to do so in ways that respond to grand societal and environmental challenges.
I hope you enjoy reading the report!