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In digital humanities, things break. All the time. Whether a project has come to the end of its life or is an early prototype, ‘brokenness’ is something digital humanities practitioners will need to address. What can we learn from these encounters with brokenness and how can that shape future projects?


Jenny Mitcham (Digital Preservation Coalition)
Arianna Ciula (King's Digital Lab)
Sara Namusoga-Kaale (Makere University)
Frances Corry (University of Pennsylvania)
Jentery Sayers (University of Victoria)
Jane Winters (School of Advanced Study) - Chair

Seminar Overview

Most of us recognise that failure is an unavoidable part of any scholarly endeavour - let alone life - especially for people who work across disciplines. Yet, for something so central to our experience, it often sits at the periphery of our writing, training, and professional discourse. This seminar series explores how we can reframe failure within the digital humanities: the ways we can learn from it, talk about it, and hopefully reconsider our collective relationship to it.

If you have any questions about the series, please email the facilitators Anna-Maria Sichani and Michael Donnay at


All welcome

This event is free to attend, but booking is required. It will be held online with details about how to join the virtual event being circulated via email to registered attendees 24 hours in advance.