About

ABOUT

 

Our mission is to support, facilitate, promote and inspire data-led and applied digital research across the arts, humanities and social sciences.

 

The Edinburgh Centre for Data, Culture & Society (CDCS), founded in 2019, is an initiative of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. Directed by Professor Melissa Terras, it provides a locus for data-driven and digitally-engaged research across the disciplines and forms the foundation of an open and inclusive community in which such research can grow and thrive. 

As a component of the Edinburgh Futures Institute, CDCS was founded in the wider context of CAHSS’s commitment to the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal. As data and digital technology transform our university, our city and our world, CDCS and EFI aim to ensure that the vital contributions that the arts, humanities and social sciences make to this transformation are recognised and celebrated.

The core CDCS team includes Leads from different Schools across CAHSS. The Centre also operates a Stakeholders Forum, which meets biannually and is open to all interested parties, and is overseen by a Steering Group. Meeting papers are available on the CDCS governance sharepoint site (University of Edinburgh login required).

Early Career Researchers and PhD Students within CAHSS whose research focuses on relevant topics, can apply to become affiliates of the Centre (how to apply).

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CDCS Team

Melissa Terras

Melissa Terras

Role: CDCS Founder and Director; Professor of Digital Cultural Heritage
Lisa Otty

Lisa Otty

Role: CDCS Centre Manager
Cathy Naughton

Cathy Naughton

Role: CDCS Centre Administrator
Roisin O'Brien

Róisín O'Brien

Role: CDCS Administrative Assistant
Arianna Andreangeli

Arianna Andreangeli

Role: Senior Lecturer in European Law; CDCS Stakeholder Forum Chair
Galina Andreeva

Galina Andreeva

Role: Senior Lecturer in Management Science
Andrew Clausen

Andrew Clausen

Role: Lecturer in Economics
Morgan Currie

Morgan Currie

Role: Lecturer in Data & Society
Michael Fuller

Michael Fuller

Role: Teaching Fellow in Divinity
Robin Hill

Robin Hill

Role: Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation, School of Informatics
Bev

Beverley Hood

Role: Reader in Technological Embodiment in Creative Practice; Creative Practice Director of Research in Design
Philippa Sheail

Philippa Sheail

Role: Lecturer in Digital Education
Kenny Smith

Kenny Smith

Role: Professor of Evolutionary Linguistics
Lachlan Urquhart

Lachlan Urquhart

Role: Lecturer in Technology Law
Lucia Michielin

Lucia Michielin

Role: Training Manager

PHD Affiliates

Suzanne Black

Suzanne Black

E Capaldi

Eleanor Capaldi

Anna Couturier

Anna Couturier

Victoria Evans

Victoria Evans

Lucy Havens

Lucy Havens

Justin Ho

Justin Ho

Asad Khan

Asad Khan

Wenlong Li

Wenlong Li

Nick Mols

Nick Mols

Yazmin Morlet Corti

Yazmin Morlet Corti

Robyn Pritzker

Robyn Pritzker

Mat V

Matjaz Vidmar

Research Affiliates

David Beavan

David Beavan

Senior Research Software Engineer
The Alan Turing Institute, London
Adam Crymble

Adam Crymble

Lecturer in Digital Humanities
University College London
Francesca Saggini

Francesca Saggini

Professor in English Literature
Università degli Studi della Tuscia (Viterbo), Italy
Anne Welsh

Anne Welsh

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Centre for Data, Culture & Society

 

56 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JU

e: cdcs@ed.ac.uk

t: 0131 650 4539

 

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