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Te Pokapū Aronui ā-Matihiko | UC Arts Digital Lab is a collaborative team of researchers, technical staff and students working across a wide range of disciplines. We specialise in the use of data, digital methods and software in humanities and social science research and teaching.

Arts Digital Research Seed Fund 2024
Arts Digital Research Seed Fund 2024

The Arts Digital Lab is pleased to invite applications for the Faculty of Arts Digital Research Seed Fund. We have funding capacity in 2024 to support up to five research projects. The Faculty of Arts is providing this funding to support research and build capacity in digital research topics and methods.

Welcome to our new-look website
Welcome to our new-look website

You might notice things are looking a bit different around here. That’s because we’ve just launched an entirely new website for the UC Arts Digital Lab. As well as giving our site a visual upgrade, we’ve rearranged some of the pages to hopefully make it easier for visitors to find out who we are and what we do, and for students to find out how to get involved in the Lab. On the Who we are page you’ll find a list of all the staff and students who work with the Lab. The What we do page gives you examples… Read More »Welcome to our new-look website

Paul Millar – Royal Society Pou Aronui Award 2022
Paul Millar – Royal Society Pou Aronui Award 2022

Professor Paul Millar is the winner of the Royal Society of New Zealand’s 2022 Pou Aronui Award, for distinguished service to humanities-aronui over a sustained period of time. We’re thrilled to acknowledge Paul’s achievement and very pleased to see the work he has done at UC, particularly with the CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquakes Digital Archive, which is cited… Read More »Paul Millar – Royal Society Pou Aronui Award 2022


The fifth biennial DHA conference of the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (aaDH) was hosted by the ADL as a virtual conference in November 2021. The conference focussed on how digital technologies can not only create connections but support diversity, creativity, community building, wellbeing and resilience in a world of rapidly evolving challenges.

QuakeBox 2

In 2012 UC researchers invited members of the public to share their stories of the Canterbury earthquakes. More than 700 people contributed to the project, documenting the many different experiences of the disaster. UC QuakeBox: Take 2 is revisiting these stories and the people who shared them, offering the chance for original QuakeBox contributors to tell their story again and update us on what has happened since.

Canterbury Roll

The Canterbury Roll is a 15th-century, hand-written genealogy that begins with Noah and traces the rulers of England from the mythical Brutus to King Edward IV. This project presents a new digital transcription and translation, mapped to a high quality digital facsimile of the Roll.

Student projects

You can learn how to develop your own digital projects in the Honours-level course DIGI 403. You will acquire valuable transferable skills, learn how to apply digital tools and methods to research questions, and understand how scholarly knowledge can be delivered through digital channels. Head to the UC Digital Humanities page to learn more about your study options in Digital Humanities.


UC QuakeStudies is a digital archive built to store content related to the Canterbury earthquakes. We aim to document the impacts of the Canterbury earthquakes, record our community’s recovery, and facilitate research on earthquakes and post-disaster response and recovery in New Zealand and around the world.

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