Prof. Alexandra Cristea Appointed as Durham Theme Lead for the Digital Humanities for N8 CIR

Prof. Alexandra I. Cristea has been appointed as Durham Theme Lead for the Digital Humanities for N8 CIR:

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  ( 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.

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