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Digital Humanities

Digital humanities combines computing and digital technologies with disciplines of the humanities. It includes applying digital resources to the humanities, as well as analysis of their application. DH can be defined as new ways of doing scholarship that involve collaborative, transdisciplinary, and computationally engaged research, teaching, and publishing.It brings digital methods to the study of the humanities by recognising that the printed word is no longer the main medium for knowledge production and distribution. The field employs technology in the pursuit of humanities research as well as subjecting technology to humanistic questioning and interrogation

The Centre is responsible for a number of DH projects, and the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School offers training to anyone with an interest in the Digital Humanities, including academics at all career stages, students, project managers, and people who work in IT, libraries, and cultural heritage.