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Digital Humanities

This guide is meant to support Digital Humanities research, scholarship, and teaching at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

What is Digital Humanities?

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.

Introduction to Digital Humanities

DH Discussion Group

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.

What Does DH Look Like?

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

Electing the House of Representatives - Maps elections from before the Civil War through 2016

The Beauty of Data Visualization - TedTalk by David McCandless