Sussex Humanities Lab


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Conference Theme: ‘Preserving Abundance: The Challenge of Saving Everything’

The Sussex Humanities Lab and the Digital Repository of Ireland are pleased to announce that the second Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Science, and Humanities conference will take place 14-15 June 2017 at the University of Sussex.

The Call for Papers has now been released: deadline midnight Sunday 11 December 2016 (GMT)




  In October 2016 Jette Kofoed, Associate Professor at Aarhus University Denmark, visited the Sussex Humanities Lab. Her trip kicked off with a wonderful seminar entitled ‘Juggling pace, affectivity and ephemerality in digital youth lives’ where she presented work in progress from her current fieldwork on image sharing on social media among young people in the context of cyberbullying. She also contributed a panel session on ethics at an NCRM Advanced training workshop on Case Histories in Qualitative Longitudinal Research (to find out more see our padlet). A highlight of her visit was using the Lab space to run a methodological experiment using a visual matrix to explore images collected from Snapchat, Instagram and other social media platforms. She will be returning in January 2017 to run a doctoral workshop called ‘Overcoming stuck-places in analysis’ (for more information in taking part contact, and again in June to work with Janet Boddy on a 2 day workshop on ethics in research. To hear more about Jette’s stay see this short film. 

100 Voices that made the BBC: The Birth of Television

Marking the 80th anniversary of television in the UK – and the first public service television broadcasts in the world – the BBC, in collaboration with the Sussex Humanities Lab, have launched a new online archive of programme footage and oral history interviews.

100 Voices that made the BBC: The Birth of Television recalls the development of (and early experimentation with) television, its official launch on 2 November 1936 and subsequent role, before and after the Second World War, in the life of the nation.

Previously unseen and unheard interviews with the pioneers of television from the BBC’s internal Oral History Collection have been made available for the first time as part of the Sussex Humanities Lab BBC Connected Histories project.


The Sussex Humanities Lab is dedicated to developing and expanding research into how digital technologies are shaping our culture and society, as well as the way we go about our research. The lab draws on expertise from diverse fields including philosophy and information technology, history and archaeology, media and communications, music and performance technology, and sociology, to ask questions which have always been at the heart of the humanities.


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