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This guide provides general and specialized information on the theory, tools, methodologies, and communities of practice in the digital humanities.
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2024 4:22 PM

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What is the Digital Humanities?

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Defining the Digital Humanities

"Ultimately, what counts as digital humanities is work that doesn't try to police the boundaries of what counts as digital humanities."

--Jesse Stommel, Disrupting the Digital Humanities


Ask anyone to define the digital humanities and you'll get a different answer every time. This ambiguity can be vexing, yet it also affords space for creativity, the disruption of disciplinary boundaries, and the expansion of traditional practice.  Questions at the heart of digital humanities inquiry include: How does digital technology shape the human condition?  How can digital tools and methodologies answer humanities research questions and generate new ones?     

Explore boundless definitions of DH, or learn more about Digital Humanities Net/Work at UB.


The Digital Scholarship Studio and Network on the 3rd floor of Lockwood Library serves as a hub connecting potential research partners and creating new research opportunities, and offers collaborative, technical, curricular, and coordinating assistance for faculty and students across the university who are building digital content and systems.

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Digital Humanities was created by UB Libraries' 2018-2020 CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow, Heidi Dodson. It is currently maintained by Stacy Snyder. Guide content is licensed CC BY 4.0.

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