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Digital Humanities: What are the 'digital humanities'?

An introduction to digital humanities

Digital humanities are an interdisciplinary set of fields that are primarily concerned with using digital technologies, sources and methods as part of research in the humanities. These fields are heavily involved with using electronic information and computational methods to investigate, analyse, synthesise and present research. Digital humanities also aim to explore how electronic media affects research in the discipline and likewise how humanities research contributes to computer studies. This is a rapidly emerging area of research, encompassing a wide range of methods and practices, which you can explore in this guide.

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Data collection & storage

Data collection and storage

Describing digital content

Describing digital content

Image processing

Image processing

Virtual research infrastructure

Virtual research infrastructure

Digitisation

Digitisation

Text mining

Text mining

Digital reference works

Digital reference works

Training & skills development

Training and skills development

Digital collections

Digital collections

Data visualisation

Data visualisation

Research hubs & portals

Research hubs and portals

Technology development

Technology development

Digital Humanities Resources