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Durham University

Department of English Studies


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Professor Claire Warwick

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Claire Warwick is a Professor of Digital Humanities in the Department of English at Durham University. She completed her term as Pro-Vice-Chancellor: Research in August 2019. She was previously Head of UCL Department of Information Studies, and director of the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, and began her academic career as a lecturer at Sheffield University’s iSchool. Her PhD, from Cambridge, was in English Literature, followed by a postdoctoral position at Oxford University’s Humanities Computing Unit and Faculty of English.

Her research is concerned with the way that digital resources are used in the humanities and cultural heritage; in the use of social media in these areas; and in reading behaviour in physical and digital spaces. She has led and co-investigated several digital humanities research projects, for example the INKE project and the QRator project. She collaborates widely, especially with researchers in Canada and the USA and has served on various advisory boards in digital humanities, for example Digital Manuscripts to Europeana (DM2E), and was a member of the Comite Scientifique du Campus Condorcet. She also chaired the international programme committee for the DH2009 conference.

Research Interests

  • Digital Humanities
  • Digital reading
  • User studies and human computer interaction
  • History of cyberspace
  • Digital cultural heritage studies

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  • Warwick, C., Terras, M. & Nyhan, J. (2012). Digital Humanities in Practice. London: Facet Publishing Facet Publishing in association with UCL Centre for Digital Humanities.

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