Digital humanities

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Associated notions: humanities computing, cultural analytics, humanities 2.0.





Institutions, centres, labs, associations[edit]



North America[edit]

Asia, Australia[edit]


Mailing lists[edit]

  • Ansaxnet / ANSAX-L, the oldest electronic discussion list for the humanities. Founded by Patrick Conner in 1986. [9]
  • Humanist. Started in May 1987 following the ICCH conference in Columbia, South Carolina. Founding editor Willard McCarty. Publication of ADHO and the Office for Humanities Communication (OHC), and an affiliated publication of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). Welcoming message. Search.



  • Newsletter of Computer Archaeology, est. 1965. Founding editor Robert G. Chenhall.
  • Computers and the Humanities, Sep 1966-Nov 2004. Founding editor Joseph Raben. The official journal of ACH. From the start invested in computing in the fields such as literary theory, musicology, and art history. Renamed Language Resources and Evaluation in 2005 by the time it diverged away from humanities computing. [10]
  • DSH: Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, quarterly, est. 1986. Formerly Literary and Linguistic Computing. OA option for authors. Published by Oxford University Press. ADHO's main print publication, adopted from EADH; ed. Edward Vanhoutte. Formerly LLC: The Journal of Digital Scholarship in the Humanities.
  • Southern Spaces, est. 2004. OA. Published by the Emory University Libraries, ed. Allen Tullos.
  • Digital Medievalist. First issue in 2005. OA. Hosted at the University of Lethbridge, Canada, ed. Malte Rehbein.
  • Digital Humanities Quarterly (DHQ), est. 2007. OA. Published by ADHO, ed. Julia Flanders, Brown U.
  • Digital Studies / Le champ numérique, First volume in 2009. Published by CSDH/SCHN, in partnership with ADHO. Rptd. issues, 1992-2008.
  • Journal of Digital Humanities, est. 2011. OA. Initiated by the PressForward project, produced by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. Ed. Daniel J. Cohen (2012-13), currently Lisa M. Rhody, Joan Fragaszy Troyano and Stephanie Westcott.



  • Anne Burdick, Johanna Drucker, Peter Lunenfeld, Todd Presner, Jeffrey Schnapp, Digital_Humanities, MIT Press, 2012, x+141 pp.
    • Umanistica_digitale, trans. Matteo Bittanti, Milan: Mondadori, 2014, 250 pp. (Italian)
    • Shu zi ren wen: Gai bian zhi shi chuang xin yu fen xiang de you xi gui ze [数字人文: 改变知识创新与分享的游戏规则], Beijing: Zhong guo ren min da xue chu ban she, 2018, 192 pp. (Chinese)
    • Digital_humanities, trans. David Vichnar, Prague: Academia, 2019, 192 pp. Publisher. (Czech)

Book series[edit]

Special issues of journals[edit]

Selected book chapters, articles, talks and interviews[edit]

History of the field[edit]

Reflections and surveys of the field[edit]


Early reports, surveys, conference proceedings and guidelines (1960s-90s)[edit]

  • Almanacco Letterario Bompiani: "Elettronica e letteratura", ed. Sergio Morando, Milan: Bompiani, 1961, pp 87-188. (Italian)
  • Literary Data Processing Conference Proceedings, eds. Jess Bessinger, Stephen Parrish and Harry F. Arader, White Plains, NY: IBM Corporation, 1965, 329 pp. Papers from a conference held at Yorktown Heights, 9-11 Sep 1954; discusses questions in encoding manuscript material and in automated sorting for concordances where both variant spellings and the lack of lemmatization are noted as serious impediments.
  • Computers for the Humanities? A Record of the Conference Sponsored by Yale University on a Grant from IBM, January 22-23, 1965, Yale University Press, 1965, x+170 pp. Review: Leed (Comp Hum 1966).
  • The Computer and Literary Style: Introductory Essays and Studies, ed. Jacob Leed, Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1966, 179 pp.
  • Computers in Humanistic Research: Readings and Perspectives, ed. Edmund A. Bowles, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1967, xi+264 pp.
  • Kenneth Janda, "Computer Applications in Political Science", in AFIPS '67 (Fall) Proceedings of the November 14-16, 1967, Fall Joint Computer Conference, 1967, pp 339-345.
  • Everett Ellin, "An International Survey of Museum Computer Activity", Computers and the Humanities 3:2, Nov 1968, pp 65-86.
  • The Computer in Literary and Linguistic Research, ed. R.A. Wisbey, Cambridge University Press, 1971, 309 pp. Proceedings from a conference organised by Roy Wisbey and Michael Farringdon at the University of Cambridge in March 1970. Papers deal with the issues such as input, output, programming, lexicography, textual editing, language teaching, and stylistics.
  • Computer Applications & Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Proceedings, 1973-2011.
  • Computer-Assisted Research in the Humanities: A Directory of Scholars Active, ed. Joseph Raben, Pergamen Press, 1977, 251 pp.
  • Computing in the Humanities: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Computing in the Humanities, eds. S. Lusignan and J. S. North, Waterloo, Ontario: University of Waterloo Press, 1977.
  • Roberto Busa, "The Annals of Humanities Computing: The Index Thomisticus", Computers and the Humanities 14 (1980), pp 83-90.
  • Ian Lancashire, Willard McCarty (eds.), Humanities Computing Yearbook, 2 vols., Oxford University Press, 1988-90, 408+720 pp. Bibliography of projects, software, and publications.
  • Text Encoding Initiative, Guidelines for Electronic Text Encoding and Interchange, 1994. The first systematic attempt to categorize and define all the features within humanities texts that might interest scholars.
  • David Bearman (ed.), Research Agenda for Networked Cultural Heritage, Santa Monica, CA: Getty Art History Information Program, 1996.




Spatial humanities, Digital geography, Spatial history, Interdisciplinary humanities, Multimodal publishing, Procedural humanities, Computational humanities.

See also[edit]

Software studies, Digital libraries, Classics