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

Put to the Test: Critical Evaluations of Testing

Pregnancy, space discovery, financial institutions, electronic music, development aid, international migration and zoo design are rarely, if ever, discussed at the same workshop. What connects them is the fact that they all have been subjected to testing in society. The tests that were examined during the international workshop Put to the Test: Critical Evaluations of Testing which took place at Warwick in London last December, took various forms: from a

CIM has a blog

Welcome to the CIM blog! The Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies already speaks through many channels — our research, teaching, writing, performances, posters, not to mention our stickers. But our Web site still lacked this category: it has “news” and “events”- but not “reports” and “comments”, even if CIM activities to date have, of course, elicited reports and comments. So we have added this blog, which will feature posts on CIM events, projects