Digital Humanities

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 used by educators, librarians, academics, and artists that use digital tools to enhance older and distinguish newer methodologies of research, criticism, and creative expression.

In addition to thinking about what DH is or are, the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center is dedicated to building a humanities infrastructure which promotes, educates, and innovates various matters of DH through our affiliated projects, symposia, and speaker series.


My Maine Culture
What matters most to you about where you live?
The University of Maine Humanities Center (now the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center) and the Bangor Daily News asked you to make the arts and humanities come alive by sharing what you love about Maine. You sent in dozens of digital postcards that captured your sense of place.
To see 50 of them, visit the My Maine Culture page.


Affiliated Projects

Lives and Letters: Literary Biography, Epistolary Traditions, Digital Life Writing

Maine Folklife Center Digitization Project

Melville Electronic Library

Melville’s Marginalia Online


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


Other Links

Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations

Association for Computers in the Humanities

DH Commons

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

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