In June 2011 the Open University Senate recognized Digital Humanities as one of two new University Thematic Research Networks, and it was launched at a colloquium on 8 July. During the coming months we plan to develop collaborative activity across the University, with a particular emphases on exploring how the use of digital technologies is shaping the research process, and on their potentialities for enhancing our mission of ‘openness’ in research.  Appointment of a Research Associate who will play a leading role in taking this process forward is currently underway. In the meantime for details of the ongoing programme of workshops and seminars, please see the Events page.

In many projects, the collection of data results in a list of items whose distribution can be shown spatially. The process of Geocoding assigns a location (or set of locations) to an item of data; perhaps the site of a battle, the source of a text or the home of notable person. Such visualisations allow for new perspectives on the relationships of data , spatial or otherwise