Getting Started

A number of different terms – “digital humanities,” “humanities research computing,” and the broader “digital scholarship”  – all refer to the intersection where disciplines in the arts and humanities meet innovative digital methods. Scholars working in the digital humanities (DH) employ computational resources, infrastructures, and techniques to analyze historical and humanistic content; produce digital tools or platforms which facilitate new insights; and critique the impact of these novel methods and systems. This type of work is inherently collaborative, interdisciplinary, open, engaged, and difficult to define: check out “What is Digital Humanities?” or “Day of DH: Defining the Digital Humanities” for brief attempts by other researchers in the field, or find a copy of Defining Digital Humanities or Debates in the Digital Humanities to dive in the deep end.

Starting Points

Project Lifecycle