The Digital Scholarship Center serves as a central platform where digital innovation and inquiry are encouraged and supported for the entire UO community

The Digital Scholarship Center (DSC) supports and advances the UO's teaching, learning, and research in the digital humanities and digital social sciences, by providing access to an array of academic/library technology services and resources, and by creating a focused collective of faculty experts using digital methods and technology to transform their work. The DSC is located in and administered by the UO Libraries, in partnership with multiple stakeholders and a Council of faculty advisors.

Heidi Kaufman

Meet our new DSC Faculty Fellow,
Professor Heidi Kaufman

Heidi Kaufman is Associate Professor of English at UO. She teaches courses in the Victorian novel, Digital Humanities, and Jewish writers. She has worked with faculty across campus to build a new minor in Digital Humanities which launches in Fall 2017. She is eager to collaborate with colleagues in the library to expand Digital Humanities at UO. To learn more about DH at UO please visit the DH site.

What are the Digital Humanities?

The Digital Humanities is humanities in the twenty-first century.

— Edmond Chang

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The application of digital technology to humanities research and teaching.

— Dot Porter

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Digital Humanities is . . . about the dissemination of our work, the sharing of knowledge and collaborating to give the best possible chance to a project. Digital Humanities is about the Community, about learning, constantly evolving and being open to new ways of thinking about old questions.

— Natasha Martin

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Qualitative queries, quantified.

— Michael Ullyot

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A fluid term to describe a variety of practices applying and theorizing the intersection of technology and humanities questions.

— Amy Earhart

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Any application of digital technology to enable or enhance humanistic inquiry and any humanistic inquiry into aspects of digital technology.

— Hugh Cayless

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The practice of combining emerging digital tools and traditional humanistic study to create new, interactive, integrative, and public ways of disseminating research and discovery.

— Lee Skallerup Bessette

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The connections made between humans, texts, and images that cannot be made in a strictly analog network.

— Matthew Butler

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What sits at the intersection of computational method and the traditional pursuits of the humanities.

— Ray Siemens

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At its simplest, DH is the utilization of computers and computational tools for the exploration, analysis, and production of humanistic knowledge.

— Jennifer Guiliano

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The wide and diverse process in which the study of humanities will remain relevant.

— Kurt Hochenauer

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Digital scholarship in the humanities

— Kiyonori Nagasaki

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The building and use of digital tools for studying the humanities.

— David N. Wright

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Digital Humanities is a field overseeing the work that needs to be done using digital media in order to preserve and interpret the human record.

— Laura Mandell

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Researching the Humanities through digital perspectives, researching digital technologies from the perspective of the Humanities

— Francesca Benatti

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A range of definitions (or rather, ways of understanding): humanities explored using a range of digital technologies for explanation, expression, reflection and knowledge production/creation.

— Nehal El-Hadi

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A five ring circus consisting of tech in the classroom, digital preservation, scholarly communications, new media and computational methods.

— Alex Gil

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Digital Humanities is a community of people who use and develop digital tools and methods to ask and answer new and old questions about the source base for humanistic inquiry.

— Jean Bauer

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The undertaking of humanities using digital tools and techniques. 

— James Cummings

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Practice of digital creation (design, editorial practice, architecture), and/or digital analysis (e.g. text analysis or distant reading) and/or analysis and critique of digital texts.

— Allison Muri

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All the ways that the humanities and digital technologies intersect.

— Rebecca Davis

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Digital Humanities (DH) is an umbrella term for a variety of practices, methodologies, and forms of scholarship unified by a mutual interest in the humanities and the digital. The Digital Humanities, ever plural, at once denote a social community, a tactical term, a mode of research, and an object of research.

— Dana Solomon

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DH is what critical theory is or was--an opportunity to ask new questions, try new methods, engage in new conversations.

— ssenier

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Innovative ways of seeing the humanities and communicating with others

— William Allen

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Building and/or using advanced digital technologies and methodologies to conduct research in the humanities.

— Erin Snyder

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Digital Humanities is the critical study of how the technologies and techniques associated with the digital medium intersect with and alter humanities scholarship and scholarly communication.

— Julia Flanders

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The humanities in and for a digital age.

— Laurie N. Taylor

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A broad array of practices that seek to understand if/how digital technologies allow us to ask new questions of or think in new ways about our objects of study.

— Jacqueline Wernimont

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The process of acknowledging, interpreting and engaging with the digital in relation to humanities sources and approaches.

— Claire Lynch

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Digital Humanities is the use of digital technologies to generate and answer new questions relevant to humanities scholar and to share and transform scholarship and its modes of creation/dissemination.

— Michael Widner

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At its simplest, DH is the utilization of computers and computational tools for the exploration, analysis, and production of humanistic knowledge.

— Jennifer Guiliano

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Digital Humanities IS the humanities as it is practiced, modeled, and theorized today.

— Lauren Klein

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A multifaceted disciplinary field where humanities interests and research questions are addressed through computing and/or find an expression in the digital medium.

— Raffaele Viglianti

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The development, exploration, and evaluation of computer-based technologies and resources for enabling the pursuit of research questions in the humanities.

— Susan Brown

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Application of computational technology and approaches to traditional and novel problems in the social sciences and humanities.

— Daniel Paul O'Donnell

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DSC Digital Projects

Website Screenshot
Collaboration with Honors College Professor Daniel Rosenberg as an extension of his book, Cartographies of Time: A History of the Timeline
Companion website for Corazon de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South Since 1910 by History Prof. Julie Weise
Shakespeare After the Folio, digital exhibit with Lara Bovilsky
More DSC Projects »

Resources & Partners

The UO Libraries intersects with the DSC through services, resources, and experts.
DH has a strong presence at UO. DH@UO is a vibrant community of scholars interested in digital scholarship and pedagogy.
The New Media and Culture Certificate is a transdisciplinary program open to graduate students working at the intersection of new media and culture in any master’s or PhD program at the University of Oregon.

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Digital Scholarship Center (DSC)
142, Knight Library
1501 Kincaid Street Eugene, OR
97403-1299
T: 541-346-26823
Email: dsc@uoregon.edu