Sussex Humanities Lab

The Sussex Humanities Lab (SHL) is one of the University flagship research programmes, exploring interactions between computational technology, culture, society and environment.

Infographic describing the work of the Sussex Humanities Lab

SHL has strong roots in the School of Media, Arts and Humanities, but it also extends across the university, including the schools of Engineering and Informatics, Education and Social Work, and the University Library — and our Associates Network stretches even further.

Practice can be a superb catalyst for interdisciplinary collaboration, and SHL’s research is often built around practical interventions and experiments. Our collective includes scholars, artists, coders, activists, performers, information professionals, makers, designers, programmers, writers, composers, theorists, thinkers and tinkerers of all kinds. We write, we make, we do. 

Through our research, events, and other activities, SHL explores themes including Digital Humanities and concept analytics; Intersectionality, Community and Computational Technology (ICCT); the philosophy of Artificial Intelligence; game design and game studies;critical approaches to digital social science;critical media archaeology; and climate change and the transformation of relations between humans, technology, and environment.

Collaboration is at the heart of our work, and we are always open to conversation with staff members across the University, and from prospective external partners from industry, policy, non-profits, academia. If you have an idea about how we can work together, we want to hear from you.

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