Funding for the Methods Network ended March 31st 2008. The website will be preserved in its current state.


The Network Partners represent both a breadth of scholarship across the arts and humanities and a wealth of experience in advanced research methods using ICT.

The Centre for Computing in the Humanities (CCH) at King's College London (KCL) is certainly the largest department of arts and humanities computing in Europe, possibly in the world, and it has the greatest concentration of senior professionals in the field. It specializes in the promotion of new kinds of collaboration between scholars and practitioners, between disciplines, across institutions, and across national boundaries. It is uniquely qualified to lead the Methods Network. KCL, too, has supported the CCH and the use of advanced research methods using ICT in the arts and humanities since the 1970s.
The Royal College of Art is the world's only wholly postgraduate university of art and design, specializing in teaching and research across the disciplines of fine art, applied art, design, communications, and humanities. While still working in all the traditional methods of practice, the College is also embracing new technologies and research methods using ICT in creative and innovative ways.
Royal Holloway is a leading centre for the application of ICT in Arts and Humanities research, hosting numerous major projects in these areas and with a particular strengths in the development of new methods and materials in the creative and performing arts. The Humanities and Arts Research Centre acts as a key focus for this activity, and investment in facilities which support these activities during the last six years exceeds £5.5m. The college has a policy of collaboration which allows its own world-leading humanities research to be available to centres of humanities computing leadership.
The Humanities Research Institute (HRI) at Sheffield was founded in 1991 and won a Queen's Anniversary Prize in 1998 for its innovative use of ICT in Arts and Humanities Research. The Institute hosts a substantial portfolio of over 20 projects from a wide area of arts and humanities disciplines and has a unique HriOnline online publication house for arts and humanities research. The Institute is due to move to a new much-expanded purpose-built location with £1m of university funding and $1m of outside support. The HRI has earned its place as a leading UK centre for the application of ICT to arts and humanities scholarship and research.