DRHA (Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts) continues to be a key gathering that brings together the creators, users, distributors, and custodians of digital research and resources in the arts, design and humanities to explore the capturing, archiving and communication of complex and creative research processes. DRHA is rapidly expanding in the contemporary global context of arts, sciences, education, communication- and information- economies and the creative industries. DRHA provides a forum for debate across these areas focusing on the interchange between disciplines concerning the use of new technologies relating to knowledge, communication and creative practice. This takes place within a context of rapidly expanding technological infiltration throughout all areas of life, causing changes that are irreversible. It is our belief that certain digital practices both critique and influence the social and political, in as much as they question the very nature of our accepted ideas and belief systems regarding new technologies.
Over recent years DRHA has broadened its field of enquiry from the humanities to include many distinctive disciplines in the arts. Previous conferences at Dartington, Cambridge, Queen’s University Belfast, Brunel University, the University of Nottingham’s Ningbo campus in Shanghai, the University of Winchester, the University of Greenwich, Dublin City University, the University of Brighton and most recently Plymouth University, have welcomed colleagues from many research fields and professional backgrounds, from academia, creative industries and the worlds of performance and fine art. At the same time, DRHA has strived for the provision of intellectual and physical space for cross-disciplinary discussion and ideas generation.
More information can be found here: www.drha.uk