Prof. Alexandra I. Cristea has been appointed as Durham Theme Lead for the Digital Humanities for N8 CIR: https://n8cir.org.uk/themes/digital-humanities/
N8 CIR, the Centre of Excellence in Computationally Intensive Research, will focus on the creation of a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in CIR methods, skills and facilities to underpin the strategic research objectives of the N8 universities.
The N8 Research Partnership (https://www.n8research.org.uk/) is a collaboration of the eight most research-intensive universities in the North of England: Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and York.
Working with universities, industry and society, N8 aims to maximise the impact of this research base by:
- promoting collaboration
- establishing innovative research capabilities & programmes of national and international prominence
- driving economic growth
N8 Research Partnership is focussed on developing two Research Themes; AgriFood and Urban & Community Transformation. The themes will develop over 3-5 years to provide a platform of high-quality research and multiple collaborative ventures. N8 is also promoting three Emerging Communities; topics that have the potential through development of a research community of growing into future Research Themes.