School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Digital Humanities Research Group

The Digital Humanities Group brings together scholars working with digital technologies across the School. Our objectives are to stimulate inter-disciplinary, collaborative research, and widen awareness of individual scholarship in the digital humanities.

Core strengths within the school include: digital mapping, archaeological and architectural visualisation, digital history, open access databases, e-learning, and using social media for research and engagement. The group includes specialist digital technicians and web developers.

The group organises regular meetings for discussion of digital humanities themes, projects and individual research, and will hold occasional workshops to improve digital skills. It also has an emailing list for regular updates. If you would like to be a member of this group, or to join the mailing list, please email

Current funded projects

Artisans and the Craft Economy in Scotland, c.1780-1914

This online exhibition and catalogue of surviving craftworks (especially textiles, a photographic survey, and contemporary craft engagement) is funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

Mapping of Edinburgh’s Social History (MESH)  

Over three years the project (funded by the AHRC) is developing a new Atlas of Edinburgh 1000-2000 AD, an online Atlas of Edinburgh based on thematic maps, an open digital data resource for historians and the general public, and accessible, free online tools to allow anyone to create historical maps.

The Andrew Millar Project This website (based on AHRC-funded research) documents the life and career of Andrew Millar (1705-68), one of the most important publishers of the eighteenth century. Content includes the annotated Millar correspondence, and e-learning modules.
The Redress of the Past: Historical Pageants in Britain


This AHRC-funded project explores historical pageants in Britain between 1905 and c. 2016 which staged theatrical re-enactments of local and national history. The project team is developing an open-access searchable database of pageants and participants, including images, ephemera and memories contributed by organisations and individuals via the ‘Get Involved’ webpage.

Completed projects

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Other staff involved

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We also have postgraduate student members on our group.