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Introducing Digital Humanities methods, practices and support at Exeter

What is Digital Humanities?

The Digital Humanities is a category of research methods and a community of practice that seeks to explore how digital and data-driven technologies can inform and enhance existing research in the humanities disciplines.

Digital Humanities is integrated within traditional humanities subjects. Digitally-enabled research not only enhances existing humanities research using digital methods, but also creates new resources for humanities researchers to access (such as visualisations and databases), and helps us to understand how new methods can change the nature of research. 

For further reading, see e.g. Defining Digital Humanities: A Reader, eds. Terras, Melissa, Julianne Nyhan, and Edward Vanhoutte. Ashgate, 2013.

DH approaches and tools

Digital Humanities covers a wide variety of theoretical and practical concerns. Below are some of the areas that the Digital Humanities is involved in, with links to further tools and resources.

Text encoding Theorising digital research
Mapping and GIS Data visualisation
Text analysis 2D and 3D imaging
Data management Digital publishing

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