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 in 2010 the pace of digital research has accelerated. Many students in the college are using digital technologies in their personal and project research.

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 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. 2010. The Cluster also has a formal agreement for collaboration with the Oxford e-Research Centre.

We are currently working with the Centre for Life-Writing on a joint Lives in Medicine project, and with the Voltaire Foundation, now associated with the College, to help develop a major digital archive of Voltaire's correspondence.

Cluster Advisory Committee

The Cluster was founded by Donna Kurtz (Classics). The present Director is David De Roure (e-Research Centre), with  David Robey (Italian) as Associate Director.

They are supported by an Advisory Committee consisting of Eric Meyer (Oxford Internet Institute), David Zeitlyn (Social Anthropology), Moritz Riede (Physics), Jacob Dahl (Assyriology), Tarje Nissen-Meyer (Earth Sciences) and Pip Willcox (Bodleian LIbraries Centre for Digital Scholarship).

Digital Research Cluster members

Upcoming events

Past events

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Events

The latest from Wolfson College

11 November 2019
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy delivers Annual Sarfraz Pakistan Lecture

Pakistan, a deeply patriarchal society is rapidly changing and women are at the forefront.

Alan Bowman Portrait
7 November 2019
Professor Alan Bowman delivers the Ronald Syme Lecture

Alexandria was for many centuries, the largest and most important city in the eastern Mediterranean.

4 November 2019
The Wild East

At the start of October, Harriss-White together with Lucia Michelutti published the collection "The Wild East".

Our upcoming events

Lectures and Seminars
13 - 13
Nov Nov
Workshop: Adam Smith as Jurist
Wednesday 13 November - 9:25am to 4:30pm

This workshop explores the themes raised in Prof Iain McLean's lecture of 12 November: Adam Smith as Jurist.

Art Exhibition
13 - 13
Nov Nov
Guided Tour to "Last Supper in Pompeii" Exhibition at the Ashmolean Mu...
Wednesday 13 November - 10:00am to 11:00am

Dr Paul Roberts, GB Fellow, Sackler Keeper of Antiquities at the Ashmolean Museum, and curator of the current special exhibition "Last Supper in Pompeii" offers two guided tours to the exhibition to AWRC Members. One on 18 Oct at 3:30 pm and the second on 13 Nov at 10 am.

Restricted to Cluster Members, max. 15 people.

Meeting Point: at the entrance to the exhibition (3rd floor Ashmolean Museum) 15-10 minutes before stated starting time.

Lectures and Seminars
13 - 13
Nov Nov
The Salvator Mundi, Attributed to Leonardo da Vinci
Wednesday 13 November - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

You are most welcome to a discussion of the 'Salvator Mundi' that is attributed to Leonardo da Vinci

By Matthew Landrus (Wolfson College
and Faculty of History, University of Oxford)

At 5.30pm on Wednesday 13 November 2019

Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Wolfson College, Linton Road OX2 6UD

Admission Free
Wolfson College Arts Society