It starts with a conversation

The Humanities Digital Workshop offers project consulting and support for faculty in the humanities who wish to develop digital projects as part of their research.  In addition, the HDW provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in research projects led by Washington University faculty.

The HDW is part of the infrastructure at WashU for digital scholarship in the humanities — what’s often termed the digital humanities or humanities computing — that includes Olin Library’s Digital Library Services, GIS @ Wustl, the Center for Empirical Research in the Law, and the American Culture Studies program. The HDW promotes the university’s activities in both of its basic vectors: in research, by facilitating projects that require or benefit from data collection and analysis, or electronic publication; in teaching, by bringing students into the research process in concrete ways that can be rare in the humanities. It’s one of the happy facts about digital projects that they’re often intensely collaborative.

Bringing digital methodologies into the humanities classroom

Bringing digital methodologies into the humanities classroom

My interest in the digital humanities coincides with how I intend to combine my dual areas of interest in computer science and African and African American studies. I look at computer science as a skill set that has shown and proven that it has the capabilities to fundamentally improve and maximize the conventional efficiency of our world in ways that the humanities miss. On the other hand, I see African and African American studies as the content, the focus to the microscope, in which I will focus my efforts.

―Detric HendersonAB '21

Fall 2019 Fellowships

The Humanities Digital Workshop has openings for undergraduate students in its Fall 2019 Fellowships. The fellowships pair students with humanities faculty engaged in digital humanities projects for the academic semester. To apply, send your CV or résumé and a paragraph-long description of your interest in the digital humanities to Doug Knox.

Contact Doug Knox