“Infrastructural Interventions”: Digital Humanities & Critical Infrastructure Studies Workshop, 21-22nd June 2021

The Department of Digital Humanities, King’s Digital Lab and the Critical Infrastructures Studies Initiative (cistudies.org) are co-hosting an event on “Infrastructural Interventions” on 21-22nd June 2021, organised by Urszula Pawlicka-Deger, Marie Curie Research Fellow at King’s. The event includes talks and discussions with Urszula Pawlicka-Deger, Alan Liu, Laura Mandell, Matthew K. Gold, Susan Brown, Lauren …

The international Martha Cheung Award for research excellence in the paper on cross-linguistic modelling and computing received by Dr Gabriele Salciute Civiliene

Dr Gabriele Salciute Civiliene, Lecturer in Digital Humanities Education at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, has been announced the winner of the 2021 Martha Cheung Award for Best English Article in Translation Studies by the SISU Baker Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies, Shanghai International Studies University. The Award is established in …

New edition of Data Journalism Handbook now open access with Amsterdam University Press

This blog is cross-posted from lilianabounegru.org which also includes additional images and media. These can also be viewed in this thread. Today The Data Journalism Handbook: Towards a Critical Data Practice (co-edited with Jonathan Gray) is published on Amsterdam University Press. It is published as part of a new book series on Digital Studies which is also being …

Ethics of vaccine passports and COVID status apps by Btihaj Ajana

In response to Ada Lovelace Institute’s call for public evidence regarding the vaccine passports and COVID status apps, Dr Btihaj Ajana, Reader in Media and Digital Culture at the Department of Digital Humanities, recently submitted some critical reflections on the ethical implications of these technologies and proposals. Here is a summary of submission: Discrimination and …

New article: “Immunitarianism: defence and sacrifice in the politics of Covid-19” by Btihaj Ajana

Dr Btihaj Ajana, Reader in Media and Digital Culture at the Department of Digital Humanities, has recently published a research article entitled, “Immunitarianism: defence and sacrifice in the politics of Covid-19” in History and Philosophy of Life Sciences journal. Full article can be accessed on: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40656-021-00384-9 Article Abstract: As witnessed over the last year, immunity …

Openings for Two New Professorships in “Digital Technology in Culture and Society” and “Critical Digital Practice” and One Senior Lecturer/Lecturer Post in “Digital Culture and Society”

Last year we started a hiring process for two new professorships in the Department of Digital Humanities, which was unfortunately interrupted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are delighted to announce that we will be resuming search for these two professorial posts, plus an additional Senior Lecturer/Lecturer position in Digital Culture and Society. As …

Call for Papers: “Critical Technical Practice(s) in Digital Research”, Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies

A call for papers on “Critical Technical Practice(s) in Digital Research” has just been published by Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, for a special issue edited by Jonathan Gray (Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London), Daniela van Geenen (University of Siegen) and Dr. Karin van Es (Utrecht University). The …

Jobs: Five Lectureships at Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London

We’re delighted to announce that the Department of Digital Humanities is seeking to appoint five members of academic staff to contribute to its developing profile of teaching and research. The posts, which include three Academic Education Pathway (AEP) Lectureships and two Education and Research (E&R) Lectureships, range from marketing and communication, to digital economy and …

Online Talk: “Did you give permission? Datafication in the Mobile Ecosystem” at médialab, Sciences Po

Department of Digital Humanities researchers Jennifer Pybus and Mark Coté will present new work from their recent AHRC-funded cross-disciplinary project on the technical objects of datafication within mobile devices. Their online talk – “Did you give permission? Datafication in the Mobile Ecosystem” – will take place on the afternoon of 1st December 2020 and is …

New Article: 📝✨ “The Pandemic Crowd: Protest in the Time of COVID-19” in Journal of International Affairs

Dr Paolo Gerbaudo, Reader in Digital Culture and Society at the Department of Digital Humanities and Director of the Centre for Digital Culture, has just published an article on “The Pandemic Crowd: Protest in the Time of COVID-19” in Journal of International Affairs. The abstract is copied below. From collective flash-mobs such as “clap for …