Digital Humanities

The Digital Humanities Lab explores how digital technologies, and related media practices, engage questions of humanistic inquiry. We draw from the expertise of students and faculty in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts in order to identify how issues of computation intersect with literary, historical, and cultural concerns. Our approach is both theoretical and applied, with an emphasis on how digital technologies can be employed to present concepts, advance arguments, and perform critique.

Through the Digital Humanities Lab, we support classroom and project-based learning. We do this by building infrastructures and communities.

For Fall 2016, our primary initiative is the Digital Humanities Community of Practice, which will bring together students, faculty, and staff for collaborative learning through themed workshops and events.

Fall 2016 events include:

Thursday, September 8th, 3-4:30pm: DILAC Kick-Off
See the DILAC lab and its resources, hear program plans from the Digital Humanities Lab and Digital Civics Labs, discuss support needs and opportunities for the 2016-2017 academic year.  

Thursday, September 15th, 3-4:30pm: What Makes a "Digital Humanities" Project?
Share and discuss examples of "digital humanities" projects, and participate in a short exercise to identify key project components. 

Wednesday, September 28th, noon-1:30pm: Open Studio
Share projects in-progress, contribute to collaborative learning through critique, receive conceptual, technical, and design feedback.

Wednesday, October 5th, noon-1:30pm: Integrating Digital Humanities Tools and Methods into Courses
Share and discuss examples and best practices for integrating digital humanities tools and methods into undergraduate courses.

Wednesday, October 19th, noon-1:30pm: Open Studio
Share projects in-progress, contribute to collaborative learning through critique, receive conceptual, technical, and design feedback. 

Wednesday, October 26th: Digital Humanities and Design: Issues and Possibilities
Share and discuss experiences in bringing digital humanities in coversation with design, and learn about how Georgia Tech envisions this intersection. 

Wednesday, November 30th: Open Studio
Discuss projects, lessons learned, and goals for the Spring semester.

In addition, the Digital Humanities Lab, in conjunction with the Digital Civics Lab, provides consultations for project development, including assistance working with archives and datasets, software and hardware recommendations, learning and engagement assessment recommendations, and assistance with project documentation and dissemination.