The Methods Network was an AHRC-funded, multi-disciplinary partnership which ran from 1 April 2005 to 31 March 2008 providing a national forum for the exchange and dissemination of expertise in the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for arts and humanities research. The aims of the Methods Network were:
- To promote, support and develop the use of advanced ICT methods in arts and humanities research and to support the cross-disciplinary network of practitioners from institutions around the UK.
- To develop a programme of activities and publications on advanced ICT tools and methods and to ensure the broadest participation of the community by means of an open call for proposals for Methods Network activities.
The community site Digital Arts & Humanities , which was developed by the Methods Network to support practitioners using digital tools and methods for arts and humanities research will continue, supported by the King's CollegeCentre for e-Research (CeRch), funded by JISC. For future support and involvement with the digital arts and humanities community, visit the Digital Arts & Humanities website.
A final report on the Methods Network is now available. The report provides information for the UK academic community about all aspects of the Methods Network. The final conclusion, written by Susan Hockey (Emeritus Professor, School of Library, Archive and Information Studies, University College, London) and Seamus Ross (Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute, University of Glasgow), is based on an extensive survey of organizers and participants involved in the Methods Network's programme of activities.
Access to Methods Network materials will be maintained by the Centre for Computing in the Humanities (CCH) at King's. The Methods Network website will be maintained but it will not be updated.