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

Rainbow Flag CC Torbakhopper
16 June 2016

Hundreds of gay and straight demonstrators gathered in Oxford's Radcliffe Square yesterday evening to pay tribute to the 49 people shot dead in a...

Zoe Goodwin and Pieter Bogaert (on behalf of Wolfson College) accept Green Impact Awards. Credit: Gem Toes
16 June 2016

In addition, Zoë Goodwin, DPhil student at Wolfson College and former Environmental Representative,...

Antony Gormley: Insider VIII/Weeds 1, 1998. Wolfson College, Oxford
14 June 2016

A striking work by renowned sculptor Antony Gormley has been installed in the Front Quad at Wolfson College....