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Digital Humanities @ Duke University Libraries

Duke University Digital Humanities Initiative

One of the goals of the Duke University Digital Humanities Initiative is to grow the Duke communities of faculty, students, and staff that are developing on Duke's campus around some aspect of digital humanities. By organizing the field into these community topics and connecting them to representative projects, workshops, and other resources on campus, the DHI supports those looking to get involved with some aspect of the DH at their own pace. Below is the table of contents to spaces and services used by communities with similar interests around DH projects. It was created created by the Digital Humanities Initiative, and it serves as a quick overview of DH at Duke University.

Archives and Digital Publishing

Mapping/ GIS


Extended Realities and Games


Social Media and Crowdsourcing

Project Management

Theoretical and Critical Approaches

Digital Story Telling and Exhibits

Data Visualization

Sound Studies

3D Modeling/Visualization


The following organizations are recommended by the Duke University Humanities Initiative Team

Digital Humanities in the Triangle

On top of the events, courses, and initiatives at Duke, there are numerous opportunities to engage with DH communities in the Triangle.

  • Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative: a multi-year NEH funded initiative, the CDHI offers opportunities for digital research and training at graduate, postdoctoral, and faculty levels.

  • CHAT Festival: The Collaborations in Humanities, Arts, Technology Festival (CHAT) is a bi-annual gathering of scholars, students, and digital media arts practitioners in the region. It is alternately hosted around the Triangle.

  • Digital Humanities Collaborative of North Carolina a collaboration among NC State, UNC, Duke, and the National Humanities Center. The group supports an array of shared events and resources in the region.

Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations

Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH)

  • The Association for Computers and Humanities (ACH) is the primary international professional society for digital humanities. ACH was founded in 1978. The organization supports and disseminates research and cultivates a vibrant professional community through conferences, publications, and outreach activities. ACH is based in the United States, and has an international membership. ACH is a founding member of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), a co-originator of the Text Encoding Initiative, and a co-sponsor of an annual conference.


  • centerNet is an international network of digital humanities centers formed for cooperative and collaborative action to benefit digital humanities and allied fields in general, and centers as humanities cyberinfrastructure in particular. Anchored by its new publication DHCommonscenterNet enables individual DH Centers to network internationally — sharing and building on projects, tools, staff, and expertise.

HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory

  • ​HASTAC is an interdisciplinary community of humanists, artists, social scientists, scientists, and technologists that are changing the way we teach and learn.  Our 13,000+ members from over 400+ affiliate organizations share news, tools, research, insights, pedagogy, methods, and projects--including Digital Humanities and other born-digital scholarship--and collaborate on various HASTAC initiatives. HASTAC offers a Scholars fellowship program, an innovative student-driven community of graduate and undergraduate students. 

Global Outlook::Digital Humanities (GO::DH)

Digital Library Federation

DLF strives to be a robust, diverse, and ever more inclusive community of practitioners who advance research, learning, social justice, and the public good through the creative design and wise application of digital library technologies. DLF serves as a resource and catalyst for collaboration among its institutional members, and all who are invested in the success of libraries, museums, and archives in the digital age.

Lists of more organizations