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Digital Humanities

A guide to DH projects, tools and resources.

What is digital humanities (DH)?

Digital Humanities is a framework of digital tools and methodologies for studying the humanities and advancing humanities scholarship. At its core, DH practice seeks to address traditional questions in the humanities through new pathways created by digital technologies and digital pedagogy.


For information about digital humanities here on campus see the Digital Humanities @ FSU tab in this guide.  To see the variety of projects already underway elsewhere click on the DH Projects tab.  To find out more about tools available for your digital projects click on the DH Tools tab.  To tap into the scholarship and current discussions see the DH Publications and Listservs tab.

Getting Started with DH

Start with Lisa Spiro's Journal of Digital Humanities article "Getting Started with Digital Humanities."  Spiro is the director of the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) Labs, a leading organization in DH.

Then see Introductory Readings for Digital Humanities, a blog post filled with citations and links to resources to help you get started with DH from Rebecca Frost Davis, the head of NITLE's DH initiative.

For a more in-depth introduction check out Intro to Digital Humanities: Concepts, Methods, and Tutorials for Students and Instructors, an online course book from the UCLA Center for Digital Humanities.

Have questions about DH?

The Office of Digital Research and Scholarships hosts weekly, informal Percolator meetings in the R&D Commons (located in basement of Strozier Library). Sessions are every Wednesday from 3-5pm during the Fall and Spring semesters. Come by with questions and ideas and chat with others working in digital scholarship at FSU!

For a complete listing of upcoming DRS events, please see the Events page.

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Guide Authorship

This Guide was originally authored by Abby Scheel, and is currently maintained by Sarah Stanley.

Dave Rodriguez, a student in the MSI program, focusing on digital preservation, digital cultural heritage, and the digital humanities made significant changes and updates to this guide during the Fall of 2017.

Any questions should be directed to the current Digital Humanities Librarian, Sarah Stanley (

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