Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute, University of Glasgow

HATII was established in 1997 to enhance Glasgow’s reputation as a centre of excellence in Humanities Computing and Information Studies. HATII has continued to promote subject-based computing by building on nearly two decades of pioneering initiatives and experience in the Faculty of Arts. We have developed a cutting edge research programme in humanities computing, digitisation, digital curation and preservation, and archives and records management. We are home to many internationally recognised research activities. HATII offers educational opportunities at postgraduate and undergraduate levels. Undergraduates can pursue a joint honours degree in Arts and Media Informatics. Individual introductory and honours modules are available to students from across the Faculty of Arts. Postgraduate students are catered for by a masters degree in Information Management and Preservation and HATII’s contribution to the University’s MSc in Information Technology. HATII has an active PhD programme.

HATII conducts a range of interdisciplinary research in humanities computing.
Our research is conducted in four main areas:

  • The relationship between digital and analogue objects
  • Digital creation and storage
  • User evaluation
  • Information retrieval

Through a range of collaborative research projects and individual scholarship these areas are explored from a theoretical and practical perspective by the institute’s academic staff, researchers and PhD students. An active series of research seminars and visiting speakers examine these issues and provide fresh insights. Current grants total more than £2 million and the institute has been successful in attracting funding from the AHRB, JISC and the European Union as well as a range of private foundations.The University of Glasgow has the responsibility for the CASPAR Methodology and models, and also joint leadership of the Training workpackages. In addition, Prof. Ross will play a pivotal role in linking Cultural data centres, and CASPAR’s links to ERPANET and DELOS.

Contact: Seamus Ross
Phone: +447974357006