digital humanities climate coalition


The Digital Humanities Climate Coalition is a collaborative and cross-institutional initiative focused on understanding and minimising the environmental impact of DH research. Participants are based at HE institutions and DH Centres across the UK, Ireland, and Northern Europe.

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We are delighted to have confirmed the DHCC as a community interest group with the new UK-Ireland DH Association. These groups are organised around an existing community of practice, a specific research interest, or a salient issue within the digital humanities community, and aim to build community and help the Association become more inclusive, collaborative, and sustainable by providing spaces that respond to community needs. The Association not only provides a great context for our work but also a platform to engage a broader section of the UK and Ireland DH community, and we look forward to taking the DHCC forward collaboratively. 

The first meeting of the DHCC as a CIG took place at the Association's first annual event on June 29th and 30th in London

If you would like to be part of the CIG please drop us a line at 

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Toolkit Launch and Next Steps

On November 10 2022 we held a workshop to launch the DHCC Toolkit, designed to empower humanists to work towards climate responsible research practices.

Over the last year, we have been developing a series of outputs, including a Toolkit that supports researchers who are trying to lower their carbon footprint. This workshop launched the DHCC Toolkit, and provided an opportunity to take stock of actions over the last year and consider priorities and potential activities going forward. Digital Humanists from across the UK, Ireland and Europe were invited to participate.

View the Toolkit

DH Benelux 2022 Workshop (Luxembourg)

The DHCC hosted an afternoon workshop on 31 May 2022 for the DH Benelux conference.

Themes: (a) decarbonising our research and teaching, (b) working at the intersection of humanities and digital technology to understand the role of data science in climate transition and climate justice, (c) transforming DH (and knowledge institutions) within broader transformations of society.

For more information, visit the workshop page

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A Researcher Guide to Writing a Climate Justice-Oriented Data Management Plan

Our Information, Measurement and Practice Group has published this guide which aims to help researchers think through the climate-related implications of decisions about data management and project planning.  It includes an annotated DMP. 

Cite this publications as: DHCC Information, Measurement and Practice Action Group. (2022). A Researcher Guide to Writing a Climate Justice-Oriented Data Management Plan (v0.6). Zenodo.

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DHCC was formed after a collaboratively organised workshop in 2021. Read about that workshop here.

Current Working Groups

The Toolkit Action Group is focused on assembling, curating and developing useful tools to help researchers work in ways that are sustainable and just. It is led by Christopher Ohge.

The Information, Measurement and Practice Group is focused on finding out what we need to know and weaving that knowledge into how we work. It is led by James Baker.

Influence and Networks Action Group is focused on collaboration and advocacy, within our own institutions and beyond. It is led by Lisa Otty and Jo Walton.

Get involved

If you’d like to find out more, propose actions or share ideas, please get in touch with the theme leads. We also have an email list for discussing actions and related subjects: if you'd like to be added to this list, please drop us a line.

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