The Arts and Humanities e-Science Support Centre (AHeSSC) exists to support, co-ordinate and promote e-Science in all arts and humanities disciplines.

Conventionally, e-science is a broad term encompassing grid technologies, distributed and high performance computing, and the e-Infrastructure needed by 'big science'. The arts and humanities are faced with ever greater volumes of complex data and digital resources. There is therefore significant potential for the application of e-science tools and methods in these domains. In order to exploit this potential, the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) has established AHeSSC to provide information and support to the academic community about 'Arts and Humanities e-Science'.

AHeSSC is a project of the Centre for e-Research at King's College London.

AHeSSC services include:

  • Practical assistance and liaison to bring together arts and humanities researchers who wish to use grid infrastructure, tools, and technologies with the e-Science infrastructure.
  • Advisory and training activities in support of e-Science in the arts and humanities.
  • Outreach activities to promote e-Science within the arts and humanities academic community.
  • Facilitation of interdisciplinary work and the exchange of expertise.
  • Supporting projects funded under the AHRC/JISC Arts and Humanities e-Science Initiative.