Yesterday, March 27, was this year’s “Day of DH.” D what? DH, stands for digital humanities. (More on what that actually means below.) And “Day of DH” is a day of, well, documentation and display—a showcase of global projects in the digital humanities, posted by their creators.

So just what is this “digital humanities” I speak of? The University of Alberta, which sponsors the event, has created a wiki page devoted precisely to this question. You can go broad with your definition: digital humanities = good ole humanities but with digital tools, especially when those tools facilitate participation beyond specialist audiences. Or you can go micro, naming all the different forms these practices might take:

You can look at the stream of posts from the event’s many participants here–or follow specific contributors here.


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