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.
Digital Resources at UMaine
A Companion to Digital Humanities, a free e-book and essential compendium
Scholarly Editing, publisher of digital scholarly editions