Doing with/in digital

A blog post on the PGR conference last June by our very own Wenhao Bi. After roughly half a year of preparation, from setting the theme and calling for proposals to organizing panels and arranging logistics, our one-day postgraduate conference finally took place on 27th June, 2019 with two keynote talks and eleven presentations from masters and PhD students from CIM, LSE, University of Salford, University of Pittsburgh and

Where do we go from here? Lines of sight in the Digital Humanities (and Computational Sciences)

A blog post by Greg McInerny Rather than being a simple ‘power up’ for intellectual work, computers and digital technologies are augmenting academia. It isn’t just a case of buying laptops and servers, collating data, analysing spreadsheets and hiring software developers to join things up. Computational Science is not just science on computers, and Digital Humanities is not solely a digital version of humanities research. Instead, a cascade of new challenges and considerations are precipitating

Geographies of technology? Space and the materialisation of devices

Telephone boxes for private video calls at Campus North, former co-working office in Newcastle, credit: Lizzie Richardson “This blog post was written CIM Visiting Scholar Lizzie Richardson from Durham University” An interdisciplinary research centre necessarily challenges disciplined norms, presumably if only sometimes to further entrench them. This effect was no different for me when I visited CIM during January and February 2019 as a social scientist, disciplined in British “human