Welcome

Welcome to Digital Humanities at Carleton College. This blog is maintained and updated by Carleton’s student Digital Humanities Associates. DH at Carleton, like the field itself, is ever evolving and changing. The student DHA program provides opportunities for students to work with faculty members on projects that make use of digital technology.

The goal of this blog is to serve both as an internal publication designed to inform the greater Carleton community as well as an external resource for anyone interested in the exciting field that is DH. You will find examples of previous projects we have completed, updates about our current work, as well as ways to get in touch with us.

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DH is surprisingly difficult to visualize. Perhaps that is why a Google image search for “Digital Humanities” brings up mostly word clouds. This image (taken from a post on the Getty Museum’s blog) provides an interesting way to think about DH. It does a fantastic job of highlighting some of the key elements of DH. It also justifies the importance of investing in DH today. Digital Humanities strives to be creative. DH challenges traditional conceptions of the humanities by reaching across disciplines. In this way it is risk-embracing, collaborative, and multidisciplinary. Furthermore, DH shrinks traditional spacial boundaries, creating a wonderfully cross-cultural environment.