Are you thinking of digital humanities (DH) as a career? There are many different routes you can use to get into DH, including lots of non-academic positions in museums, genealogy research, art, and public history. In academia, DH is often a team effort undertaken by faculty and staff. Today, we’re going to talk to you…

Read More The Career Paths of CDRH Staff

Just as it impacted so many people and organizations this spring, Covid-19 has fundamentally changed how the CDRH team works with each other day to day. In mid-March, carrying houseplants and microfilm readers and in some cases entire desktop computers, we vacated the CDRH and set up home workstations. Despite the new circumstances, we’ve been…

Read More Spring 2020 (not) in the CDRH

Until late 2019, the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities (CDRH) had no multilingual sites. Despite creating and maintaining dozens of sites with content spanning disciplines, the only projects that even came close were the Omaha & Ponca Digital Dictionary, and The Good Person: Excerpts from the Yorùbá Proverb Treasury. Though both of these…

Read More Cartas a la Familia: A Lesson in Internationalization

It’s hard to believe that DH Afternoons, a forum celebrating digital humanities work being done at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is already in its second year. It’s harder yet to believe that the second year is halfway over! Over the past year and a half we have seen great presentations from wonderful scholars in our…

Read More DH Afternoons Recap: Fall 2019

In September 2015, we launched the O Say Can You See: Early Washington D.C., Law & Family website (OSCYS) [http://earlywashingtondc.org].  The site had an interactive network component, where users could easily see how a petitioner not only had relationships to attorneys and defendants, but to a web of family members and social connections involved in…

Read More Land of Confusion: A Relationship Visualization Experiment

(This blog post is a companion to the Digital Humanities 2018 Conference presentation titled “Legacy No Longer: Designing Sustainable Systems for Website Development” co-authored by Jessica Dussault and Greg Tunink) View Slides | Ver en español a través de Google Translate The Problem The Center for Digital Research in the Humanities (CDRH) at the University…

Read More A new way to publish: The CDRH API