Digital Humanities

Overview

dh_short_logoDigital Humanities (DH) is the use of emerging technologies and interdisciplinary methods to advance humanistic inquiry. But DH resists simplistic explanations! Spend some time refreshing the Digital Humanities definition generator to learn how others in the field define DH.

Our Office focuses on supporting DH within the classroom, though we also consult on research-related projects. We tend to concentrate on the areas that don’t yet have central support, such as text mining/analysis, database and platform setup, and overall DH methodology.  We provide:

  • consultations on the use of DH in the classroom
  • curricular design and content production
  • hands on technical support for faculty and students
  • department- and class-based workshops and overviews of DH methodology

Check out our Tools page for ideas on specific topics. Contact us if you would like to discuss a DH idea for a course!


Guides

DH-related courses at NYU

This spreadsheet is an attempt to pull together the wide variety of DH-related courses at NYU, including classes that offer skills training, theoretical knowledge, project-based learning experiences, and more. This is a work in progress and we are working to make it as comprehensive as possible. Please fill out this Google form if you have any additions or ideas. (Click to view sortable version)


Partners

NYU Libraries – Data Services: Data Services will offer consultations and group workshops on a variety of topics. Librarian Andrew Battista (andrew.battista@nyu.edu) has expertise in using GIS and visualization and can arrange for consultations.  Specific services include:

  • one-on-one consultations on GIS, qualitative data tools, and quantitative data tools
  • help identifying datasets
  • group workshops and special programming

NYU Libraries – Digital Scholarship Services: Digital Scholarship Services started an alias dh.help@nyu.edu, that helps us route support requests to the proper resource. If you have a question about a DH project, feel free to use this email. They also offer consultations on:

  • Omeka (archival tool) and WordPress for scholarship
  • bibliographic management
  • copyright and general issues related to the use of digital tools in research.

NYU Center for the Humanities: The Center is the hub for all DH programming and research. It brings together vital research communities and offers funding.


Examples

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