Wolfson College Digital Research Cluster

We focus on work across a variety of disciplines in which the web is the platform, and where sharing of ideas and methodologies could bring mutual benefit.

Since the Cluster was launched four years ago the pace of digital research has accelerated. Many students in the college are using digital technologies in their personal and project research. Some are already becoming leaders in their fields. We are adapting the Cluster to serve them better and will report on our progress next term.

Launch statement 2010

It could be argued that all research these days is digital, since we all use computers in our work. The focus of the Digital Research Cluster is on work across a variety of disciplines in which the web is the platform, and where sharing of ideas and methodologies could bring mutual benefit.

Wolfson College is the natural home for this new venture: it is graduate, large, strong in sciences and arts, forward-thinking, and has a tradition of fostering cross-disciplinary collaboration. By working together within the Wolfson Digital Research Cluster, we aim to lead the way in this rapidly advancing field, create new research partnerships, and also to attract funding for scholarships, workshops, and summer schools.

The vision of the Digital Research Cluster was unveiled at an inaugural meeting on 8th March. 

Cluster Advisory Committee

The Cluster Director is Donna Kurtz (Classics), with David De Roure (e-Research Centre) and David Shotton (Zoology) as Co-Directors.

They are supported by an Advisory Committee consisting of Eric Meyer (Oxford Internet Institute), Sebastian Rahtz (IT Services), David Robey (Italian, also Events Coordinator), Marc Ventresca (Saïd Business School), and David Zeitlyn (Social Anthropology).

Digital Research Cluster members

Upcoming events

Past events

Hermione Lee at the Ashmolean Museum
17 January 2017

Professor Dame Hermione Lee highlights the painting Ennui by Walter Sickert in the Ashmolean’s new Podcast Series – Thinking With Things: the...

Pamela Award Ceremony
12 January 2017

Pamela Clemit received the Keats-Shelley Distinguished Scholar Award for 2017 at the Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, on 6 January 2017...

Wolfson College Tri-Innovate Pitch Event
10 January 2017

Have you dreamed up a cool widget, a smart App, a clever financial model, or a new way of getting schoolchildren interested in life-writing?...