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Prof David Berry

Post:Professor of Digital Humanities (Media and Film)
Other posts:Co-Director (Sussex Humanities Lab)
 Professor of Social and Political Thought (Centre for Social and Political Thought)
Location:SILVERSTONE SB 316
Email:D.M.Berry@sussex.ac.uk
Personal homepage:berrydm

Telephone numbers
Internal:7557
UK:01273 877557
International:+44 1273 877557

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Biography

In my work I research the theoretical and medium-specific challenges of understanding digital and computational media, particularly algorithms, software and code. My work draws on digital humanities, critical theory, political economy, social theory, software studies, and the philosophy of technology. As Professor of Digital Humanities, I am particularly interested in how computation is being incorporated into arts and humanities and social science practice. My new work examines the historical and philosophical geneaologies of the notion of an "Idea of a University" and is funded by the British Academy. I am a co-Director of the Sussex Humanities Lab. I sometimes blog at Stunlaw.

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Current research

  • The University
  • Critical Digital Humanities
  • Attention

Forthcoming Publications

 

 

Selected Publications

 
 
   

 

Selected research awards, fellowships, & prizes

  • 2017 British Academy Mid-Career Fellow, British Academy (£143,000), Reassembling the University: The Idea of a University in a Digital Age.
  • 2016 Visiting Fellowship 2015-16 at Mansfield College, University of Oxford
  • 2014 Sussex Humanities Lab, Sussex Research Competition (£3 million) David Berry (Co-I), with Caroline Bassett (PI), Tim Hitchcock (Co-I), Sally Jane Norman (Co-I), Rachel Thomson (Co-I), University of Sussex.
  • 2013 Digital Humanities at Sussex, Sussex Research Networking Fund (£1400), David Berry (PI), with Caroline Bassett (Co-I), University of Sussex.
  • 2012 Digital Humanities and Software Studies, Research Council of Norway/Norges forskningsråd (104000 Kr/ £12,000), Yggdrasil fellowship - IS-MOBIL 2011-12: Digital Media: Software/Code and Social Media (PI).
  • 2010 Media and Conflict, Norwegian MFA Grant (£105,000), Principal Investigator with Dr S. J. Hansen (PI).

Professional memberships

  • Member of Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) 
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA)
  • International Communication Association (ICA)
  • The Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA)
  • European Communication Research and Education Organization (ECREA)
  • The British Philosophical Association (BPA)
  • Performing Rights Society (PRS)

 

Role

Professor of Digital Humanities