Join the collaborative world where humanists, artists, engineers, scientists, librarians, social scientists, archivists, students, and information technologists converge. Digital Humanities is the place where connected learning, new media, and critical thinking happen.


Why delve into the realm of Digital Humanities? Because Digital Humanities is a dynamic field, blending traditional scholarship and research with the power of technology and innovation. It encompasses studying the “digital” (like new media and new modes of behavior and communication) through a traditional humanist perspective. It also harnesses the power of information technology to slice, dice, parse, examine, and research the humanities disciplines.

Digital Humanities offers exciting possibilities:

  • Wider access to cultural information
  • Opportunities to manipulate (mix, match, map, mash-up, model, mine) data in new ways
  • Transformation of scholarly communication
  • New avenues for scholarship for both students and researchers
  • Revitalization of humanities scholarship into a more collaborative and participatory framework.


Get acquainted with the world of Digital Humanities through these organizations, associations, publications, and online communities.

Tools used in Digital Humanities range from large-scale databases (like the Hathi Trust Digital Library) to visualization platforms (like Google’s Ngram viewer) to GIS (geographical information systems) and other spatial mapping platforms. Explore the wealth of open-source applications, digital tools, online resources, and programming standards that drive Digital Humanities forward.

Investigate a selection of Digital Humanities projects and examples. Incorporate these resources into your courses and get inspired to create projects of your own.

Explore these online resources for pedagogies, course syllabi and modules, and thoughtful review of Digital Humanities projects.

Read more about Digital Humanities in these academic papers, books, articles, blogs and more.




This Project was designed by Ellen Dubinsky
for INST 523—Information Access and the Internet
Fall 2012 - Dr. Thanh Nguyen
Bridgewater State University

Thanks to Dr. Nguyen and my INST 523 classmates for their feedback and support.

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