Like the humanities, digital humanities can be challenging to define. At the Miami Libraries, we understand DH broadly, to include a wide variety of practices in which digital technologies facilitate research or learning in the humanities. These include, for example, computational analysis of cultural forms such as texts, images, or music, as well as teaching methods that leverage digital tools to provide new ways for learners to engage with questions or materials associated with human culture and values. We regard critical discourse surrounding digital humanities and the social function of digital technologies as not only within the scope of digital humanities, but as essential to its ethical practice.
Here at Miami, the Libraries work to provide access to digital humanities services and tools, and serve as a point of connection between students and faculty members who are engaged in digital humanities research.
This guide provides information about the digital humanities, with a special focus on services, resources and campus units here at Miami University. While many of the resources listed in this guide are available to all, this guide aims to support students and faculty at Miami University who are interested in incorporating digital tools and approaches in their research or teaching.
For a more expansive list of digital research tools arranged by use, see the TAPoR 3 directory:
The traditional focus of TAPoR is on the study of texts, but the database now includes resources related to a broad set of tools, listed according to the TaDiRAH taxonomy of DH research tools.