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Digital Humanities Tools: Overview

This guide provides an overview of Digital Humanities and a list of tools that can be use to visualize and enhance your project.

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The Programming Historian: Peer-reviewed tutorials that help humanists learn about digital tools, techniques, and workflows to facilitate research and teaching.

Digital Toychest: Guides, tools, and other resources for practical work in the digital humanities by researchers, teachers, and students. Curated by Alan Liu, University of California, Santa Barbara.

ThatCamp: ThatCamp is a now-retired conference where humanist and technologists of all skill levels met and proposed, developed, and presented projects collaborative projects in real time. 

Flowing Data Tutorials: Data Visualization Tutorials. 

Digital Humanities

In a broad sense: 

  • Digital Humanities is Interdisciplinary humanities research that can be presented in digital form.
  • Digital Humanities can also be defined as the intersection of technology and human culture. 

 Here are other definitions of Digital Humanities. 

Scholarly Journals

Frontiers in Digital Humanities: Frontiers in Digital Humanities publishes rigorously peer-reviewed research from Digital History to Big Data, providing a community platform for the Humanities in the digital age.

Digital Humanities Quarterly: Digital journal covering all aspects of digital media in the humanities.

Humanist Studies & the Digital Age

Hybrid Pedagogy: Peer A Digital Journal of Learning, Teaching, and Technology.

Digital Literary Studies: Peer-reviewed open-access journal with a focus on computational approaches to literary criticism, as well as electronic literature.

International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing

Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy: Journal about the intersection and uses of technology in the classroom. 


AMC Digital Library:  Computer systems and technology, publications from the Association for Computing Machinery.

Communication and Mass Media Complete:  Research in areas related to communication and mass media.

Library and Information Science Abstracts:  Indexes more than 560 core journals in librarianship, information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage extends back to the mid-1960's.

Literature Resources Center:  Biographies, multimedia, literature criticism, primary sources & literary works, reviews & news.

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