The Edinburgh Centre for Data, Culture & Society aims to support data-led research across the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. As new technologies enable us to develop novel methods, scale up our questions, and tackle interdisciplinary challenges, research is moving in exciting directions. We will help our community stay at the forefront of developments in data-driven research, and highlight the vital contributions our researchers have to make to contemporary cultural debates and social issues.

Alongside seminars, training, supporting access to resources, and events, we will be organising pop-up research clusters, hacks, funding calls, socials, and more. We will develop and change over time: our ethos is to be dynamic, flexible and responsive.

If you’d like to work with us, have data-led research issues we can help with, or have ideas about what you’d like to see happening, get in touch.

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What's happening

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The Wicked Findings of the Witchfinder General

This presentation by the Equate ‘Data and Visualisation’ Intern (or ‘Witchfinder General’), Emma Carroll, will outline the methodology employed to transform information about all recorded accused Scottish witches dating from 1563-1736 into an interactive map. Emma will also discuss challenges and conclusions of the project.


Project Support

We offer a wide range of support for researchers developing digital and data-intensive projects, including informal advice on early stage projects, facilitating contacts, supporting research activities and bid development, and, small scale funding. 

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Cultural Mapping: Cross-Disciplinary Approaches

Following our first seminar event in June 2019 on this topic, this second cross-disciplinary seminar will feature speakers sharing how they approach cultural mapping in their own research.


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Research Clusters

Media and Communications

We’re delighted to announce that our first research cluster is Media and Communications, and includes scholars from disciplines as diverse as Law, Sociology, Informatics and Design.


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