Located within the University of Alabama Libraries, the Alabama Digital Humanities Center (AHDC) is a hub for Digital Humanities practitioners and students. The mission of the center is to support Digital Humanities scholarship and teaching on campus through programming and outreach. Our goal is to connect people with each other and with the resources and support that they need to reach their potential as researchers, teachers, and students.
The ADHC provides community, skills training, and collaboration towards the development of Digital Humanities projects. Our participation in individual projects includes the provision of local installations and enterprise access to technologies including Wordpress, Omeka, ArcGIS, Nvivo and Tableau. We also help practitioners and students learn to use these tools to develop an understanding of the methods and frameworks of digital scholarship in the Humanities disciplines, and we support researchers in the development of projects using these technologies by providing site creation and the maintenance of our local installations.
We do not provide in depth technology and content development support for individual projects, and we cannot support long-term project content maintenance.
In very simple terms, Digital Humanities is the engagement of digital tools and methods in humanities research.
There are myriad data types used in Digital Humanities projects. some of the most common are:
Some of the most common methods used in Digital Humanities include:
Some commonly used DH tools:
These are just a few examples of the kinds of work you can do in Digital Humanities. The possibilities are limitless, and if you would like to talk further about a project idea or need, make an appointment with us!