Digital humanities

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




Initiatives and Centres

Humanities labs


  • Computer and the Humanities, journal, *1966. Founding editor Joseph Raben. The official journal of ACH. From the start invested in computing in the fields such as literary theory, musicology, or art history. Renamed Language Resources and Evaluation in 2005 by the time it diverged away from humanities computing.
  • LLC, The Journal of Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, quarterly, *1986. Formerly Literary and Linguistic Computing. OA option for authors. The main print publication of ALLC. Published by Oxford University Press. Edited by Edward Vanhoutte.
  • Southern Spaces, *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), *2007. OA. Published by ADHO, ed. Julia Flanders, Brown University.
  • 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, *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.

Mailing lists

  • Ansaxnet, the oldest electronic discussion list for the humanities. Founded by Patrick Conner in 1986.
  • Humanist. Started in May 1987 following the ICCH conference in Columbia, South Carolina. Founding editor Willard McCarty. McCarty has maintained excellent standards of editing and the level of discussion is generally high. Publication of ADHO and the Office for Humanities Communication (OHC), and an affiliated publication of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS).

Book Series and Editions



Special issues of journals

Selected book chapters, papers, articles, talks, blog posts and interviews




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

See also

Software studies



Fields and theories: Classics, Art history, History of architecture, Anthropology, Semiotics, Philosophy of technology, Marxist aesthetics, Design research, Humanities computing, Structuralism, Poststructuralism, Mediology, Media archaeology, Cyberfeminism, Cultural techniques, Neuroaesthetics, Posthumanities, Sensory ethnography, Media ecology, Digital humanities, Software studies, Modern periodical studies, Accelerationism.
Concepts: Faktura, Ostranenie, Biomechanics, Commons, Postmedia, Evil media.
Related theories: Systems theory, Information theory, Cybernetics.