Integrating computer technologies with humanities research. Utilizing computational tools to retrieve, analyze, and visually represent data. Exploring multimodal ways of communicating and circulating scholarship. Curating online collections. Teaching and learning in new formats. The field of digital humanities is growing exponentially and is supported by the Simpson Center in a number of ways, including:
- Digital Humanities Commons, an annual program of summer support for faculty and doctoral students
- A partnership with the University of Victoria’s Digital Humanities Summer Institute
- Demystifying the Digital Humanities Workshop Series
- Women Who Rock: an annual participant-driven conference and film festival; oral history archive hosted by the University of Washington Libraries Digital Initiatives Program, and project-based coursework for graduate student and undergraduates
- HASTAC Scholars Program
- Visiting Speakers, such as Cathy Davidson (English, Duke University), Todd Presner (Germanic Languages, Comparative Literature, and Jewish Studies, University of California, Los Angeles), Anne McClanan (Art History, Portland State University), Alan Liu (English, University of California, Santa Barbara, Sharon Daniel (Film and Media, University of California, Santa Cruz), and Joanna Drucker (Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles)
For the past decade the Simpson Center has supported several major digital projects. They range from web-based archives of important regional historical material to e-editions of canonical English literature and an interactive digital supplement to a print book.
- The Svoboda Diaries "Newbook" Project, led by Walter Andrews (Near Eastern Languages & Civilization)
- The Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project, led by James Gregory (History)
- Keywords in American Cultural Studies, co-edited by Bruce Burgett (Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell)
- The e-text of the A Version of the medieval poem Piers Plowman, edited by Míċeál Vaughan (English)
Resources for Digital Humanities
- See a list of digital humanities resources that may be useful to anyone currently involved in or considering getting started with digital humanities scholarship at the UW. It includes information about both on-campus and online resources.