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DH @ UF (DH at UF is Public Humanities)

DH@UF is a member of the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium.

DH @ UF encompasses a wide range of activities, areas, disciplines, and communities, including the UF Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG). Importantly, UF, DH is Public Humanities.

The UF Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) is a group of academic and library faculty, staff, and graduate students who meet monthly to discuss current projects and topics at the intersection of digital technologies and core research needs and questions in the humanities disciplines.

The UF Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) began in December 2011 as an informal group to ask for input from participants on a range of digital humanities activities being planned for the Spring 2012 semester, with support from the CLAS Dean’s Office and UF Office of Research. These activities are designed to introduce faculty and students in the humanities disciplines to the range of work and  resources available at UF for exploring the humanities in and for a digital age.

All UF faculty, staff, and graduate students are invited to join the DHWG, a group of scholars who meet to monthly to discuss current topics and projects in the digital humanities.  The DHWG is co-convened by two faculty members and a graduate student. The DHWG also works to plan the annual Digital Humanities Day, which is held in April on the first reading day of the spring semester. To view membership, meeting agendas, Digital Humanities Day proceedings, and other materials, please see the Digital Humanities collection and archive.

To stay informed about DHWG meetings and digital humanities work at UF, subscribe to  the Digital-Humanities-L listserv.

UF Resources and Collaborators for Digital Projects

Digital humanities projects are frequently collaborative in nature, often involving a team of subject specialists (from humanities disciplines) together with  faculty and staff from the information, computer, and library sciences. Graduate and undergraduate students in the humanities discipline (who may have specific training in digital tools and applications) can play important mediating roles in these projects while also cultivating research and career skills. As described below, there are a variety of UF faculty and facilities interested in such collaborative endeavors. Details on student training opportunities and certificate programs are included where available.

  • A first stop for all faculty considering digital projects should be a consultation with the Nygren Studio
  • Center for Instructional Technology & Training – Provides collaborative assistance with digital teaching and learning projects, including online courses, Web development, and pedagogical techniques.
  • Department of  Computer & Information Science & Engineering – Interest in faculty/student collaborations in many project areas across the humanities.
  • Digital Library Center (DLC) – Collaboration in digitization, edition- and exhibition-making, user-interface design, dissemination, preservation (both physical and digital), learning object design, or web production (e.g., web-based tutorials). Humanities students can also do internships in the DLC to support faculty projects.
  • Digital Worlds Institute – Interest in faculty collaborations in many areas including 3D modeling (e.g., of spaces, artifacts), game design, and interactive storytelling. Also offer a 12-credit certificate in Digital Arts and Sciences for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Center for Advanced Construction Information Modeling (DCP) – Interest in faculty collaborations to build virtual 3D models and visualizations of physical sites, virtual collaboration and team-building, and the sustainability of virtual models.
  • GIS Spatial Information Service Unit – The GIS Librarian is available to consult with faculty, staff and students on all aspects of spatially referenced data and GIS software, including Google Earth. Large format plotting services are available for U.S. Government electronic maps and images, and archival maps in the Map and Imagery Library can be georeferenced for historical analysis. Students can also obtain a 15-credit interdisciplinary certificate in Geographic Information Systems.
  • High Performance Computing (HPC) Center – A UF-supported resource that enables faculty to carry out data-intensive research involving, for example, large corpora of data, texts, or images.
  • Center for Media Innovation and Research, College of Journalism & Communications – Digital lab facilities for building and examining social interaction in online media environments.
  • LaunchPad at Infinity Hall, a collaboration to accelerate development of student entrepreneurs by providing mentorship, community, experiential education, and resources necessary for growth.

Organizations, Training and Communities in the Digital Humanities

Before reading below, we advise browsing the guide to Getting Started in the Digital Humanities by Lisa Spiro, director of NITLE Labs (14 October 2011).

  • – A UK hub for research and teaching in the digital arts and humanities that includes information on using digital tools and resources, and a library documenting lessons learned through case studies, briefing papers, and a bibliography.
  • Digital Humanities Blog Carnival – A forum for showing, discussing, and developing some of the best work in the field of the digital humanities on a monthly basis. See, in particular, Lisa Spiro’s Digital Scholarship in the Humanities blog and Dan Cohen’s Digital Humanities blog.
  • Digital Humanities Now – A real-time, Twitter-based crowdsourced publication that takes the pulse of the digital humanities community.
  • Digital Humanities Questions & Answers – A forum of the Association for Computers & the Humanities
  • DH Curation Guide – A community resource guide to data curation in the digital humanities.
  • Bamboo DiRT – A collection and registry of digital reseach tools in the humanities, organized by research task or application. (formerly Digital Research Tools wiki (DiRT))
  • Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC) – A consortium of humanist, artists, social scientists, scientists, and engineers committed to new forms of collaboration across disciplines fostered by creative uses of technology.
  • Humanist An international online discussion group (listserv) on humanities computing and the digital humanities.
  • Voice of the Shuttle – A database of information about how humanities disciplines are adapting to social, cultural, and technological changes.
  • 4Humanities – A blog-based platform and resource for humanities advocacy.
  • Training and workshops in the digital humanities

    • Conferences for Digital Humanities, Digital Archives, Digital Libraries, and Digital Museums – An open Google calendar that lists meetings and events of interest across the digital humanities community.
    • Digital.Humanities @ Oxford Summer School – An annual week-long conference in early July to introduce a range of digital research components to researchers, project managers, research assistants, or students working on any kind of project concerned with the creation or management of digital data for the humanities.
    • Digital Humanities Summer Institute, hosted at the University of Victoria, has an excellent reputation and offers week-long workshops on topics such as text encoding, multimedia, Geographical Information Systems, project management, and digital pedagogy, taught by leaders in the field.
    • Lynda – UF subscribes to this software training website.
    • Nebraska Digital Workshop, sponsored by the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities (CDRH) at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL), enables a select group of early career scholars to present their work to and get feedback from senior scholars.
    • NEH Institutes explore key topics in the digital humanities and often cover travel costs.  Graduate Students are particularly encouraged to attend.
    • NINES Summer Workshop offers in-depth training to scholars in 19th C British and American literature
    • THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp) – Free regional “unconferences”  that include software demos, training sessions, and discussions of research findings of interest to scholars, teachers, and staff at libraries, museums, and cultural organizations. Fellowships are available.
    • Women Writers Project (WWP), at Brown University, provides seminars and workshops, frequently on the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI).
  • Associations, societies, and centers in the digital humanities

Peer Review and Publication, Tenure and Promotion

Please see resources and join the discussion for support on DH in Tenure and Promotion at UF here.

Recommended Reading: Projects and Bibliography in the Digital Humanities

In no particular order, the examples below provide some indication of the diversity of digital tools and products across the humanities.

The readings and reports below explore the impact of various digital tools and technologies on research and knowledge production in the humanities.

DH @ UF would be grateful for any information regarding additional links we should add to this section. Please contact us with updates.

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