Defining digital humanities is often a starting point and barrier for those interested in exploring the practice. While the field of digital humanities increasingly grows and diversifies, it still remains notoriously hard to define. Visit and continuously refresh the website, What is Digital Humanities? and you will see the range of perspectives and definitions the DH community has on its work.
One way to view the digital humanities is an intersection between humanities research, teaching, learning, and publishing and digital methods, tools, technology, and culture. The work is inherently interdisciplinary and frequently collaborative.
Join the campus Digital Humanities Discussion Group!
This group serves as an outlet for communication between members of UNC Charlotte that have an interest in digital humanities. Members are encouraged to share readings, professional development opportunities, accomplishments, proposals and questions.
Explore some examples of Digital Humanities projects created by other institutions and organizations.
What Jane Saw - A virtual tour of a single gallery with two exhibits that Jane Austen visited, years apart
Here Is Today - An interactive visualization of the scope of time
Unpacking Manuel's Tavern - A visualization of the walls of Manuel's Tavern, home to endless remembrances of Atlanta's political left
Mapping Inequality: Redlining in New Deal America - Interactive maps and papers delineating Depression-era inequalities that molded American cities
The Fallen of WWII - A visualization of World War II casualties presented in your choice of a video or interactive format
Many-to-Many - An interactive archive of recorded conversations from around the world
Tracing the Frenetic Movements of a London Symphony Conductor - A visualization of a symphony conductor's movements, as demonstrated through motion capture technology
Nefertari: Journey to Eternity - A virtual reality experience of the tomb of Queen Nefertari
We can draw school zones to make classrooms less segregated. - An interactive visualization of school zones and the impact of certain initiatives on rezoning outcomes
Digital Yoknapatawpha - A mapping of locations in Faulkner's works
Voting America - A collection of visualizations articulating long-term voting patterns
Vintage Visualizations - Vintage maps and historical data visualizations
Mapping Paintings - Mapping the provenance of paintings
World Food Clock - An interactive visualization of the world's food waste
Mapping Inequality: Redlining in New Deal America - interactive maps and area descriptions offer insights into discriminatory policies and practices that shaped cities
Electing the House of Representatives - Maps elections from before the Civil War through 2016
The Beauty of Data Visualization - TedTalk by David McCandless