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Digital Humanities

What is Digital Humanities?

Digital Humanities (DH) is an interdisciplinary academic field that applies computational tools and analysis to the humanities and beyond. It is largely concerned with pedagogy and scholarship and allows us to go further in research questions than humans could alone.

Due to its innovative and evolving nature, DH definitions vary. Here is a project that has over 800 different definitions of DH that change every time you refresh the page.

For a fun exmaple, below is a data vizualization using Google Ngram that charts the frequency of each of our selected paranormal creature terms (demon, witch, fairy, vampire, zombie, elf, werewolf) in literature in Google's courpus from our selcted time period (1800-2000).


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