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Digital Humanities: What is Digital Humanities?

This guide provides an overview of selected Digital Humanities tools and resources available at Fordham.

What is Digital Humanities?

"Digital humanities" is a subset of broader digital scholarship practices. There is currently no agreed-upon definition for the term "digital humanities." The following definition was summarized from quotes submitted by Day of DH participants between 2009-2014 at whatisdigitalhumanities.com:

  • Humanistic scholarship presented in digital form(s)
  • Humanistic scholarship enabled by digital methods & tools
  • Humanistic scholarship about digital technology & culture
  • Humanistic scholarship building and experimenting with digital technology
  • Humanistic scholarship critical of its own digital­-ness [1]

[1]  Josh Honn, "Never Neutral: Critical Approaches to Digital Tools & Culture in the Humanities." Accessed October 19, 2016. http://joshhonn.com/never-neutral-critical-approaches-to-digital-tools-culture-in-the-humanities/.

h/t Kristen Mapes

Introductory DH Resources

Professional Organizations

Guidelines for the Evaluation of DH by Discipline

Reference & Instruction Department

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