Digital Humanities is a growing interdisciplinary field that combines humanistic questions with the interests and questions of the social sciences and the capabilities of archives, libraries, museums and information technologists. In invites scholars, information professionals, students, teachers, and administrators who are interested in planning, implementing, developing, and accessing humanities information resources to be accessed globally. Digital Humanities had already existed when the World Wide Web went live in 1994, but the modern Web (Web 2.0 and 3.0), social media, and social networks provide even more capabilities in order to deliver data, information, and knowledge to interested scholars, educators, and students. Digital Humanities also invites interdisciplinary research across other fields such as medicine, engineering, hard sciences, and others.
This library guide presents students and faculty with links to online publications, collaboration and visualization tools, and resources to inpire and support Digital Humanities projects at the University of Toledo.
Arjun Sabharwal, M.A., M.L.I.S.
Associate Professor/Digital Initiatives Librarian
(419) 530-4497 (Canaday Center)
Digital humanities scholars are a diverse group whose work is the result of cross-pollination among humanities scholarship, computer science, and digital media. Many well-known digital humanities projects apply tools borrowed from computer science—such as data-mining or geographic information systems—to works of literature, historical documents, and other materials traditionally in the domain of the humanities. What do digital humanities scholars see as the potential of this interdisciplinary field? And what are the important theoretical and methodological contributions digital humanities can offer to both the humanities and the science?