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Introductions to Digital Humanities


What Is Digital Humanities? – an archive of definitions compiled by Jason Heppler


DH 101: Intro to Digital Humanities — UCLA Center for Digital Humanities

Syllabus: Introduction to Digital Humanities — Matthew Kirschenbaum (English, University of Maryland)

DH 101 — Miriam Posner (Information Studies, UCLA)

General Resource Guides

The CUNY Digital Humanities Resource Guide — a collection 

DevDH.org — learn about designing, funding, and publicizing DH projects

Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments — from MLA Commons, an open peer-review “collection of reusable and remixable pedagogical artifacts”

Working with Data

The School of Data — free introductory courses on working with data

Guide to DH Data Curation — special topics in data for DH scholars

Tools, Methods, and Resources


Codecademy and Codewars — Commercial platforms for learning to code online

CourseraedX, and MIT OpenCourseWare — College-level programming courses available online

Free Programming Books and Teach Yourself CS — Tons of free textbooks in PDF for ambitious autodidacts

Analysis and Visualization

Tableau  — A powerful data visualization platform

Google Charts — Free and easy to use visualizations

NodeXL — Excel plugin for social network analysis

Voyant Tools — Text analysis and visualization tools

Excel Easy – Extensive tutorials for MS Excel

Mapping and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

ESRI ArcGIS Online — Browser-based version of professional GIS platform

StoryMapJS — Easily create story maps in your browser

QGIS — Free and open-source GIS software

Digital Storytelling and Digital Rhetoric

WeVideo — Edit video online

TimelineJS — Create digital chronologies

SoundciteJS — Add inline audio to text

Digital Rhetoric: Theory, Method, Practice — An open access digital rhetoric textbook by Douglas Eyman (English, George Mason U.)

Digital Publishing and Exhibition

Scalar —Digital scholarship and publishing platform

Omeka —Curatorial platform for digital exhibitions

DH Scholarship

A Companion to Digital Humanities (Blackwell, 2004) — ed. Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, and John Unsworth

A Companion to Digital Literary Studies (Blackwell, 2008) — ed. Ray Siemens and Susan Schreibman

Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web (U. Penn, 2005) — Daniel J. Cohen and Roy Rosenzweig

Programs and Organizations


The Association for Computers and the Humanities 

HASTAC — The Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory

ADHO —The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations

centerNet — an international alliance of Digital Humanities centers. 

California Digital Library 

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