What are the Digital Humanities?:
A Primer for Students in Museum Studies

Jason M. Kelly PHD FSA
Director, IUPUI Arts & H...
The Digital Humanities is a field constituted by a
theoretical and practical framework focused on the
creation, analysis, ...
Digital Humanities

theory

creation

critical
application
Digital Humanities

theory

design

critical

creation

critical
application
Digital Humanities

theory

creation

tools

communication

software hardware

critical
application
Digital Humanities

theory

creation

tools

critical
application

communication

humancomputer
interface

graphic
design
Digital Humanities

theory

creation

Examples of toolsets
• Web CMS
• databases
• visualization tools
• GIS
• text-mining...
Digital Humanities

theory

creation

critical
application

toolsets communication
tools
Design Principles for
Digital Humanities Projects
Digital Humanities Projects
Design Questions for
Digital Humanities Projects
Digital Humanities Projects
1. What is the research question that you wan...
Design Questions for
Digital Humanities Projects
Digital Humanities Projects
1. What is the research question that you wan...
Design Questions for
Digital Humanities Projects
Digital Humanities Projects
1. What is the research question that you wan...
Design Questions for
Digital Humanities Projects
Digital Humanities Projects
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What is the research question th...
Design Questions for
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What is the research question...
Design Questions for
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What is the research quest...
A Basic Tool Belt for the Digital
Humanities Environment
A Basic Tool Belt for the Digital
Humanities Environment
1. Have an understanding of the DH landscape.
A Basic Tool Belt for the Digital
Humanities Environment
1. Have an understanding of the DH landscape.
2. Know the best pr...
A Basic Tool Belt for the Digital
Humanities Environment
1. Have an understanding of the DH landscape.
2. Know the best pr...
A Basic Tool Belt for the Digital
Humanities Environment
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Have an understanding of the DH landscape.
Know the ...
A Basic Tool Belt for the Digital
Humanities Environment
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Have an understanding of the DH landscape.
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A Basic Tool Belt for the Digital
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  1. 1. What are the Digital Humanities?: A Primer for Students in Museum Studies Jason M. Kelly PHD FSA Director, IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute Associate Professor of History jaskelly@iupui.edu | @jason_m_kelly Computer operators tabulating the 1954 Census with a UNIVAC Computer, October 17, 1955. http://explorepahistory.com/displayimage.php?
  2. 2. The Digital Humanities is a field constituted by a theoretical and practical framework focused on the creation, analysis, and critical application of digital technologies in the humanities environment. It is inherently multi-disciplinary and is often practiced by collaborative teams.
  3. 3. Digital Humanities theory creation critical application
  4. 4. Digital Humanities theory design critical creation critical application
  5. 5. Digital Humanities theory creation tools communication software hardware critical application
  6. 6. Digital Humanities theory creation tools critical application communication humancomputer interface graphic design
  7. 7. Digital Humanities theory creation Examples of toolsets • Web CMS • databases • visualization tools • GIS • text-mining/text analysis • GIS • Video/Audio editing for more examples, visit Bamboo DiRT at dirt.projectbamboo.org critical application toolsets communication tools
  8. 8. Digital Humanities theory creation critical application toolsets communication tools
  9. 9. Design Principles for Digital Humanities Projects Digital Humanities Projects
  10. 10. Design Questions for Digital Humanities Projects Digital Humanities Projects 1. What is the research question that you want to ask?
  11. 11. Design Questions for Digital Humanities Projects Digital Humanities Projects 1. What is the research question that you want to ask? 2. What is the outcome that you want to see?
  12. 12. Design Questions for Digital Humanities Projects Digital Humanities Projects 1. What is the research question that you want to ask? 2. What is the outcome that you want to see? 3. What is the best methodology/tool to make it happen?
  13. 13. Design Questions for Digital Humanities Projects Digital Humanities Projects 1. 2. 3. 4. What is the research question that you want to ask? What is the outcome that you want to see? What is the best methodology/tool to make it happen? Who is your audience?
  14. 14. Design Questions for Digital Humanities Projects Digital Humanities Projects 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. What is the research question that you want to ask? What is the outcome that you want to see? What is the best methodology/tool to make it happen? Who is your audience? How do you plan to sustain your project?
  15. 15. Design Questions for Digital Humanities Projects Digital Humanities Projects 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. What is the research question that you want to ask? What is the outcome that you want to see? What is the best methodology/tool to make it happen? Who is your audience? How do you plan to sustain your project? How do you plan to preserve your project?
  16. 16. A Basic Tool Belt for the Digital Humanities Environment
  17. 17. A Basic Tool Belt for the Digital Humanities Environment 1. Have an understanding of the DH landscape.
  18. 18. A Basic Tool Belt for the Digital Humanities Environment 1. Have an understanding of the DH landscape. 2. Know the best practices in your area of expertise.
  19. 19. A Basic Tool Belt for the Digital Humanities Environment 1. Have an understanding of the DH landscape. 2. Know the best practices in your area of expertise. 3. Know the basics of metadata.
  20. 20. A Basic Tool Belt for the Digital Humanities Environment 1. 2. 3. 4. Have an understanding of the DH landscape. Know the best practices in your area of expertise. Know the basics of metadata. Be familiar with evolving preservation standards.
  21. 21. A Basic Tool Belt for the Digital Humanities Environment 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Have an understanding of the DH landscape. Know the best practices in your area of expertise. Know the basics of metadata. Be familiar with evolving preservation standards. Blog with your community.
  22. 22. A Basic Tool Belt for the Digital Humanities Environment 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Have an understanding of the DH landscape. Know the best practices in your area of expertise. Know the basics of metadata. Be familiar with evolving preservation standards. Blog with your community. Tweet with your community.
  23. 23. A Basic Tool Belt for the Digital Humanities Environment 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Have an understanding of the DH landscape. Know the best practices in your area of expertise. Know the basics of metadata. Be familiar with evolving preservation standards. Blog with your community. Tweet with your community. Know the basics of podcasting.
  24. 24. A Basic Tool Belt for the Digital Humanities Environment 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Have an understanding of the DH landscape. Know the best practices in your area of expertise. Know the basics of metadata. Be familiar with evolving preservation standards. Blog with your community. Tweet with your community. Know the basics of podcasting. Understand how to manipulate and add data to Google Maps.
  25. 25. A Basic Tool Belt for the Digital Humanities Environment 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Have an understanding of the DH landscape. Know the best practices in your area of expertise. Know the basics of metadata. Be familiar with evolving preservation standards. Blog with your community. Tweet with your community. Know the basics of podcasting. Understand how to manipulate and add data to Google Maps. 9. Know who to ask when you have questions.
  26. 26. For more information, visit digitalpublichistory.wordpress.com

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