What are the "digital humanities"?
What counts as the digital humanities? For some, the digital humanities are simply scholarly or pedagogical activities within the traditional humanities disciplines undertaken with digital tools. For others, the digital humanities involve a reconfiguration of traditional humanist activities, with an emphasis on interdisciplinarity and participation beyond specialist audiences. Digital humanities practices can include:
- The creation of digital editions, archives, maps, visualizations and exhibitions, often through collaboration between faculty, students, librarians, technologists and others.
- The use, analysis and/or creation of digital tools in the classroom.
- The study of the history and culture of new media, social media, human-computer interaction and cultural informatics--sometimes in alignment with the history of the book, the history of technology, film studies and material culture studies.
- The study of humanities questions at large scale via computer-aided analytic methods.
- The reinvention of traditional forms of scholarly communication.
Humanities Publishing in a Digital Environment
Anvil Academic: a platform for the digital publication of nontraditional scholarly work in the humanities.
digitalculturebooks: publishes innovative work in new media studies and digital humanities.
The Institute for the Future of the Book: sponsors various projects investigating the evolution of intellectual discourse.
Omeka: an open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions.
Open Humanities Press: publishes open access e-books.
MediaCommons Press: publishes digital texts in the field of media studies.
Scalar: a platform for born-digital, open source, media-rich scholarly publishing.
University of California eScholarship: provides open access scholarly publishing services to the University of California.