Prof. Harold Short
Emeritus Professor of Humanities Computing, Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, UK Visiting Professor, Digital Humanities Research Group, University of Western Sydney, Australia

Harold Short’s research interests are to do with digital scholarship in the arts and humanities and social science, particularly methods in digital humanities research, and modes of collaboration.

At King’s, Professor Short founded and directed the Centre for Computing in the Humanities, now the Department of Digital Humanities. He was also involved in the planning of three MA programs in Digital Humanities, and with Willard McCarty developed the world’s first PhD program in Digital Humanities.

During his time at King’s, Professor Short was Co-Investigator or Technical Research Director in a large number of multi-disciplinary research projects, involving collaboration with scholars from many disciplines, including historians, literary and linguistic scholars, musicologists, and art historians. Links to many of these projects can be found at: ( He is a general editor of the Ashgate series Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities.

He continues to have extensive involvement in international digital humanities. He was a former Chair of both the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing, now the European Association for Digital Humanities, and the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations. His continuing focus is on the collaborative space at the discipline boundaries, on the institutional structures to support such collaborations, and on the current development of a truly global community of digital humanities scholars and activities.
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