Getting started

There are so many resources on the internet to help you learn about digital humanities (see the Reading Lists page). This blog hopes to serve as a way finder, pointing you towards new projects and opportunities, and fostering the community of our DH SIG.

For this post, I will share a couple of my favorite resources for getting your thoughts started about digital humanities projects.

The go-to for many, myself certainly included, is Miriam Posner’s How Did They Make That? blog post from 2013. Posner, coordinator of the DH program at UCLA, breaks down some typical project types, identifies what made them possible, and what you need to know. The post spawned a Zotero library and even a video (a master class in DH, if you will).

Another great read that will give you a less technical overview of the big picture of taking on DH projects is Page Morgan’s How to Get a Digital Humanities Project Off the Ground. Morgan gives clear, useful advice that comes from experience.