Digital Methods and Policy

We deliver research that uses novel digital and humanities approaches to inform policy making.

Covid Rumours in Historical Context - is a one-year AHRC-funded research project to investigate the COVID-19 outbreak on social media. At a point in history where rumours about COVID-19 present an unprecedented health challenge, this project will deploy a novel longitudinal study of relevant historical rumours and government efforts to address them in order to assist policy-makers. It will track rumours circulating in the UK on Twitter relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and the vaccination programme using diachronic linguistic techniques to compare contemporary data to historical precedents.

AHRC Policy and Engagement Fellowship in Digital Research Infrastructure - a project that focused on the development of a technical specification and architecture of a federated research infrastructure of Arts and Humanities in order to enhance national digital research capability of the Arts and Humanities research community.

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