University of Gothenburg

What is digital humanities?

Digital humanities encompass a wide range of diverse practices in the intersection of humanistic activities and digital applications.

The field includes both the development and use of digital tools for humanistic research and teaching, as well as studies of the importance of digital technologies to the human condition. As such, digital humanities include everything from humanist-oriented research on digitalization and its bearing on individuals, culture and society - then, now and tomorrow - to the study of various humanistic issues based on systematic digital computation and visualization tools, source materials and methods.