Engaging with Digital Humanities in New York City

The field, or practice, of digital humanities is rapidly changing, and as change comes faster and faster it can be hard to keep up with what you should know. Fortunately, there are many digital tools and resources that can help you keep abreast of things.

New York University

Other New York DH Groups


Spend some time looking for blogs on digital humanities and on archives and public history as well and subscribe to them using an RSS feed program. (I use feedly now that Google Reader was discontinued). This will aggregate all your feeds in one place where you can read them at your leisure. You don’t only have to keep up with digital topics–it works with any topic that you are working on.

A general source on history blogging is Blogging for Historians

You can also subscribe to the Humanist Discussion Group  (an e-mail discussion list)


If you are more inclined to short and sweet updates, Twitter might be more to your liking.  Most of the major digital humanities experts tweet about what they are doing and what they are interested in. If you are inclined, follow some of these feeds or look at #DH #digitahistory and #digitalhumanities.

Getting Help

One of the skills you will need to learn in order to do DH projects is troubleshooting. Most open source software platforms have robust websites where developers help users through difficulties. Learn how to Google your errors and find answers.  For bigger questions, consult:

  • Digital Humanities Questions and Answers (Association for Computers and the Humanities) [http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/] – a forum for posting questions and answers to questions on all aspects of digital humanities.
  • DH Commons matches digital humanities projects seeking assistance with scholars interested in project collaboration. [http://dhcommons.org/about]

You can also enroll in workshops, courses, and attend conferences


Online Journals

Metadata Standards

Digital Humanities Centers

These centers run workshops and other courses, host digital projects, and are good to be familiar with.

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