Scholarly Communications

Learn about trends in scholarly publishing and communication.


The Center for Educational Resources offers digital course enhancements, provides opportunities for faculty to learn about cutting edge educational innovations, and administers the Tech Fellowship Grant Program.

The Center for Advanced Media Studies offers fellowships to graduate students and sponsors lectures and programs.

The Digital Media Center provides digital resources for students and supports student projects.

The GIS and Data Services department of the library offers training in GIS.

The Roman de la Rose Digital Library is an online library of all manuscripts containing the 13th-century poem Roman de la Rose.

More Information

Please visit the Sheridan Libraries' Digital Humanities LibGuide for more information about digital humanities resources, programs and communities.

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.

See also:

Day of DH

Debates in the Digital Humanities (2012)

Understanding Digital Humanities (2012)

"The Humanities, Done Digitally" (2011)

"The Digital Humanities Manifesto 2.0" (2010)

"What Is Digital Humanities and What's It Doing in English Departments?" (2010)

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 Future of Digital Publishing: recorded presentations from the HASTAC 2011 conference.

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.

Public Knowledge Project: sponsors open source publishing environments, including Open Journal Systems and Open Monograph Press.

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.

New Genres

Does blogging count as "scholarly communication"?

What is a "blessay"?

Can the creation of a digital edition or online research environment count towards tenure?