This talk will be an introduction to the broad field of Digital Humanities (DH), and how it can be supported at many levels across institutions. Whilst this field can be mistaken for simply computerized English professors, the breadth and scope of research within DH has been expanding within institutions over the past decade or so. Research can take many forms from developing simple tools for text analysis, to using HPC resources to model behaviors and networks across human societies, to developing 3D models of ancient cities and ecosystems. As DH expands into more and more institutions, this talk will provide information about how to recognize Digital Humanities research, data, and working practices. The talk will also look at practical ways that institutions can support the IT needs of Digital Humanities research.
Humanities and Social Sciences Scientific Analyst, Advanced Research Computing, University of British Columbia