The Sussex Digital Humanities Lab (SHL Digital) is a Centre of Excellence at the University of Sussex that investigates the eco-socio-cultural potentials and impacts of an increasingly digital world.
The Centre was founded as the Sussex Humanities Lab (SHL) in 2014 with significant investment from the University. SHL gained Centre of Excellence status in 2023 and added 'Digital' to its name to emphasise the shared interest in the impacts and opportunities associated with digital transformations in culture and society. Read more about the name change in this blog post.
SHL Digital is cross-campus Centre. Its members span the arts, humanities, engineering, informatics, social science, life sciences, and the University library. Its research has a wide disciplinary reach, from community archives to AI, media theory to conservation technology, critical heritage to intersectional feminism, digital humanities to experimental music technology and critical making. Since inception it has been awarded in excess of £4 million in external research grants, have developed Digital Humanities (DH), and DH related teaching portfolios across the University, and have significantly nurtured deep interdisciplinary collaboration.
SHL Digital has grown from its roots in critical DH to an expansive engagement with digital methods across creative practice, social science, sustainability and much more.
We think of this as DH++.