What is CDH?

The Center for Digital Humanities is a research and innovation incubator for the computational study of the human condition. Through the organizational, analytical and visualization power of digital technologies, CDH provides creative, scholarly and educational support for researchers, teachers and community members seeking to more fully understand the world’s enduring and emerging needs.

Computational tools make it possible for humanities researchers to respond to the world’s enduring and emerging needs in ways that complement conventional scholarship, even as such tools invite inquiries that are scaled to capture and analyze the densest possible contexts and data sets.

Projects involving voices from the margins and Inclusive Excellence are especially encouraged by the Center, along with other digital humanities initiatives that leverage the sorting, calculating, analyzing, and visualization power of computational tools and techniques.

Such tools and methods include: textual/data analysis, application creation, data visualization, GIS/mapping, augmented reality, virtual reality, immersive technology, digital storytelling, social networks, cultural informatics, 3-D scanning and motion capture.

Twice a year, the Center invites faculty to submit projects for possible support.

Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Innovativeness of the project
  • Contribution to the field of Digital Humanities
  • Doability given available time and resources
  • Potential for external funding

Awards will not be in cash, but rather in the form of (1) developmental assistance (e.g., technical, managerial, etc.), and (2) small hardware purchases to enable the creation of working prototypes or pilot projects. The extent of developmental support will be determined following a planning meeting with the awardees facilitated by the Director of the Center for Digital Humanities and the Director of Tech.Global.