Digital Humanities at UMaine
What is (are?) the Digital Humanities?
Like jazz, digital humanities (DH) is likely recognizable when you encounter it, yet scholars have a difficult time defining it. Here are two attempts.
- Digital humanities is a sub-field of humanistic study that studies the human record using information technology.
- Digital humanities are the array of convergent practices of humanists–educators, librarians, alternative academics, and artists–who build tools, assimilating the old and distinguishing the new methodologies of research, criticism, and creative expression.
In addition to thinking about what DH is or are, the University of Maine Humanities Initiative is dedicated to building a humanities infrastructure which promotes, educates, and innovates various matters of DH through our affiliated projects, symposia, and speaker series.
Lives and Letters: Literary Biography, Epistolary Traditions, Digital Life Writing (in progress)
Maine Folklife Center Digitization Project
Melville Electronic Library
Melville’s Marginalia Online
Transcendentalist Circles (in progress)
Recent Blog Posts
Digital Humanities is not Merely Data
Digital Resources at UMaine
Digital Commons at Fogler Library
Digital Curation Program at UMaine
Franco American Library
Khronikos: Digital History at UMaine
Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations
Association for Computers in the Humanities
Home of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI)
Society for Textual Scholarship
Centre for Digital Humanities, University College London
Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska
CUNY Digital Humanities Resource Guide
The Editorial Institute at Boston University
Humanities Computing at the University of Alberta
London Digital Humanities Group
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media
The Scholar’s Lab at the University of Virginia
A Companion to Digital Humanities, a free e-book and essential compendium
Digital Humanities Quarterly
NINES (Nineteenth-century Scholarship Online)
Scholarly Editing, publisher of digital scholarly editions
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