Center on Digital Arts and Humanities at Swansea University

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Select current projects in Heritage & History, Literature, Linguistics, Political & Social Sciences, Media Studies, Future Media / Human-Computer Interaction.

Heritage & History

  • – Huw Bowen (History & Classics) is working with Matt Jones (FIT Lab) on new modes of heritage site visitor interaction at Swansea’s World Heritage site
  • – Rita Borgo (Computer Science) and Kasia Szpakowska (History & Classics) are working with the curators of the Egypt Centre on 3D scanning and printing of ancient artefacts
  • – Kasia Szpakowska (History & Classics) and others are working on an interactive database of ancient Egyptian demonic entities attested in texts and on artefacts – a globally extensible data collection
  • – John Tucker (Computer Science) and Steve Williams have set up Swansea University’s History of Computing Collection, and are working with DVLA, the National Waterfront Museum, and others to raise public awareness of this history
  • Dan Power, Matthew Stevens, and Richard Turner (History & Classics) are working with Dan Archambault, Jason Xie, and others (Computer Science) on techniques for ‘lifting’ data from old maps into GIS systems. They are visualizing the year-by-year evolution of the medieval Welsh Marcher Lordships, but the work has many more applications.
  • – Adam Mosley (History & Classics) is working with colleagues at Oxford University’s Early Modern Letters Online (part of the Cultures of Knowledge project), on a digital gateway to Tycho Brahe’s correspondence.


  • Kirsti Bohata (English) is working on a digital edition of the diaries of Amy Dillwyn (1845-1935)
  • – Caroline Franklin (English) is an editor of the digital edition of the letters of Elizabeth Montagu (1718-1800)
  • – Tom Cheesman (Languages, Translation and Communication) is working with Bob Laramee (Computer Science) on visualizations of alternative translations, using 40 German versions of Shakespeare’s Othello as an example
  • – Kat Hall (Languages, Translation and Communication) curates an international crime fiction blog and plans work on digital text and reception analyses
  • – Kathryn Jones (Languages, Translation and Communication) is part of the team using digital tools to investigate the history of foreign travellers’ writings about Wales


  • Nuria Lorenzo-Dus (Linguistics) and Robert Laramee (Computer Science) are working on techniques for visualising the dynamics of social media, in terms of linguistics-based analyses of users’ influence on others.

Political and Social Sciences

  • What are the Odds?” – Matt Wall and Rory Costello (Political and Cultural Studies) and Stephen Lindsay (Computer Science) are extracting and analysing data from political gambling sites
  • – David Bewley-Taylor (Political and Cultural Studies) leads the Global Drugs Policy Observatory, working inter alia on the ‘dark web’.

Digital Media Studies

  • Saachi Jain, Rhys Jones, William Merrin, and Yan Wu (all in: Languages, Translation and Communication) are working on aspects of global and local digital media including:    digital divides,   data journalism,   Welsh (minority language) social media uses,   citizen journalism,   digital media literacy and pedagogy

Future Media / Human-Computer Interaction