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Digital Humanities: Intro to Digital Humanities

What are Digital Humanities?

Digital Humanities live at the intersection of technology and the humanities disciplines. But the question, "What is Digital Humanities?", remains fluid and ever changing:  whatisdigitalhumanities.com has archived over 800 definitions of the discipline.

The Northwestern Guide to Digital Humanities synthesizes all of these definitions into a few specific focal points:

  • scholarship presented in digital form(s)
  • scholarship enabled by digital methods & tools
  • scholarship about digital technology & culture
  • scholarship building and experimenting with digital technology
  • scholarship critical of its own digital-ness

However you define it, Digital Humanities can be an exciting and interesting way to create, teach, and engage with all of the humanities disciplines. 

This guide was designed to provide resources and tools to help you find ways to incorporate Digital Humanities into your own courses. The two other tabs include recommended tools for creating projects and examples of digital humanities in specific disciplines.

Overviews of the Digital Humanities

Digital Humanities in the Classroom

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