Digital Humanities: Books & Resources
Professional Forums and Blogs
Communities & Forums
- Digital Humanities Now
- H-Net Digital Humanities Hub
- DH Slack
- AADHUM Online - African American History, Culture, and Digital Humanities
- HASTAC - Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory
- THATCamp - The Humanities and Technology Camp
- ADHO - Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations
- ILiADS - the Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship
Blogs about DH
Defining the Digital Humanities
Matthew Gold and Lauren F. Klein, eds. Debates in the Digital Humanities (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012).
- This text provides a valuable introduction to the digital humanities and is freely available online. The following chapters are a good starting point.
- Matthew K. Gold, "The Digital Humanities Moment"
- Matthew Kirschenbaum, "What is Digital Humanities and What's It Doing in English Departments?"
- Kathleen Fitzpatrick, "The Humanities, Done Digitally"
Tutorials & Intro Courses
Joannna Drucker, UCLA Center for Digital Humanities
This resource was created in 2013 and is based on an Introduction to Digital Humanities (DH101) course taught in past by Drucker and David Kim. It is designed to be applicable to many disciplines. The course is divided into Concepts & Readings, Tutorials (focused on tools), Student Projects, and Advanced Topics. The Student Projects section is particularly useful for instructors planning DH courses with group projects.
Social Sciences Research Council
Created by the Social Sciences Research Council, this "self-guided introduction to digital scholarship, designed for digital novices” offers 11 modules covering a wide range of topics like Annotating Digital Collections and Mapping and Spatial Analysis. Valuable modules that are not always included in tool or method-focused resources include Building a Professional Identity Online, Digitally Inflected Pedagogy, and Trends in Scholarly Communications. Each module includes readings, resources, and a project lens.
If you’re new to the digital humanities, don’t let the name of the site intimidate you! You can learn programming here, but this is a “novice-friendly” site that offers a range of easy-to-understand tutorials on mapping, digital publishing, and more. You can sort the lessons by difficulty, topic, and function.