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Digital Humanities

This guide provides an introduction to digital humanities (DH) theory and practice and an overview of DH methods, tools, and resources.

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On Campus at UCI

There are many groups on campus who are actively engaged in areas of overlap with DH. Not everything on this list is exactly "DH" per se, but may be of interest.

Digital Humanities Exchange
A group based out of the Humanities Commons that hosts workshops, discussions, and other events

Humanities Center
"UCI’s Humanities Commons explores the scope of human experience by supporting faculty and graduate student scholarship, engaging in collaborative projects, and providing opportunities for campus-public partnerships."

UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI)
"Facilitates experimental, interdisciplinary humanities scholarship through partnerships, research initiatives, and competitive grants."

Connected Learning Lab
"The Connected Learning Lab (CLL) is an Organized Research (ORU) at the University of California, Irvine. The CLL is dedicated to studying and mobilizing learning technologies in equitable, innovative, and learner-centered ways."

Thesaurus Lingaue Gracae
"The Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG) is a Special Research Project at the University of California, Irvine. Founded in 1972 the TLG has collected and digitized most literary texts written in Greek from Homer to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453. Its goal is to create a comprehensive digital library of Greek literature from antiquity to the present era."

Beall Center for Art & Technology
"The mission of the Beall Center is to support research and exhibitions that explore new relationships between the arts, sciences, and engineering, and thus, promote new forms of creation and expression using digital technologies."

Computer Music at UCI
"Computer music activity at UCI emphasizes composition and performance of experimental music, especially works involving computer-aided algorithmic composition and the use of computers in live performance."

Gassman Electronic Music Series
"The Gassmann Electronic Music Studio presents a season of concerts, lectures, panels, and workshops focusing on Music and Computers."

Center for Machine Learning and Intelligent Systems
"Research in the fields of machine learning and intelligent systems addresses the fundamental problem of developing computer algorithms that can harness the vast amounts of digital data available in the 21st century and then use this data in an intelligent way to solve a variety of real-world problems."

Institute for Virtual Environments and Computer Games
"Virtual environments are persistent, interactive, shared spaces enabled by software, computers and high-speed networks. They are becoming important venues for interaction in education, business, science and medicine, as well as entertainment, gaming and social bonding."

Evoke Lab and Studio
"We start with an eye toward social issues and concerns, and integrate social theory, art, compute science, and design to create new technologies and artifacts that evoke thought, debate, discussion, and consideration of a more harmonious mediated world."

Professional Organizations

Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO)
A parent organization at the international level for regional and national DH societies and associations

Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH)
"Cultivating and strengthening the field of digital humanities, and providing guidance and support to those entering the field"

A platform and resource for advocacy of the humanities, drawing on the technologies, new-media expertise, and ideas of the international digital humanities community.


A non-comprehensive list of journals publishing digital humanities scholarship.


DHQ (Digital Humanities Quarterly)
An open-access and peer-reviewed online DH journal covering, published by Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO)

Digital Humanities Now
An experimental publication at George Mason Univ.

Journal of Digital Humanities
An open-access and peer-reviewed journal, in which the articles are the Editors’ Choice pieces from "Digital Humanities Now"

Digital Scholarship in the Humanities
Previously known as Literary and Linguistic Computing



Computer Music Journal
A MIT Press journal, covering a wide range of topics related to digital audio signal processing and electroacoustic music

International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing
Formerly "History and Computing"

Language Resources and Evaluation
Formerly "Computers and the Humanities"

The leading international journal in computing arts and music was founded in 1968 and now published by the MIT Press

Learning Opportunities

Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI)
The Digital Humanities Summer Institute provides an ideal environment for discussing and learning about new computing technologies and how they are influencing teaching, research, dissemination, creation, and preservation in different disciplines, via a community-based approach.

Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School (DHOxSS)
An annual training event which usually takes place in July at the University of Oxford.

Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching
A week-long summer session held in the United States.

NEH Office of Digital Humanities Institutes
The NEH program Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities funds workshops and institutes on various topics in the digital humanities. For most institutes, attendance is free and includes reimbursement for travel and lodging.

Programming Historian
Publishes novice-friendly, peer-reviewed tutorials that help humanists learn a wide range of digital tools, techniques, and workflows to facilitate research and teaching.

Funding Sources

ACLS Digital Extension Grants
This program supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences.

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation -Digital Information Technology Grants
Grants awarded focus on these three areas:
1) Data and Computational Research 2) Scholarly Communication 3) Universal Access to Knowledge

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grants
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National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Grants
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