Hackathon 2022

Group photo 2020 Hackathon

The Hackathon programme is available here


The 2022 Hackathon explored the theme of ‘Geographies of the Silk Road’.  We worked with the world-renowned Geniza Research Unit at Cambridge University Library and its unique collections. Its 193,000 manuscript fragments are an unparalleled resource for life, faith and culture in the medieval and early modern Mediterranean world. In preparation for an exhibition at the British Museum, we created innovative prototypes using this wealth of documents to explore, present and engage different audiences. We engaged with and displayed the routes of the Silk Road, its trading networks and multiculturalism.  The programme brought together students with varied levels of IT knowledge and of ancient languages. The programme included students from:
  • School of History, Queen Mary University of London
  • Faculties of History, English and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge
  • Charles University, Prague
  • School of History, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Department of Art History, Tel Aviv University


The Hackathon took place in Cambridge, UK, 27 June-1 July 2022