The Future of the Past Is Now: Digital Humanities Resource Guide

Inspired by the work of colleagues @ the new Digital Public Library of America and others we’ve interviewed here at The Junto, here are some bookmark-worthy links to what’s going on in the ever-evolving field of the digital humanities. We’ll update this list as projects develop, so if you’re working on a digital history initiative, please let us know so we can add it to the Resources page.

If you use new media in the classroom, how effective do you find it to be in communicating historical content/class themes? Please share your views on digital pedagogy in the comments.

News & Reviews (also: training, jobs, fellowships, and more)

Digital Humanities Now

HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaborative)

Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH)

Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO)


Journal of Digital Humanities

Digital Humanities Summer Institute

Digital Humanities Winter Institute

Digital.Humanities@Oxford Summer School

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Office of Digital Humanities

ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships

Alfred P. Sloan Digital Information Technology Program

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Scholarly Communications and Information Technology Program

Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)

MacArthur Foundation, Digital Media & Learning

Debates in the Digital Humanities, University of Minnesota Press

DH @ Work (humanities labs, regional consortia, and digital pedagogy)

Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University

Scholars’ Lab, University of Virginia

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Brown University Women Writers Project

Boston DH Consortium

Five College Digital Humanities

The Praxis Network

CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative

Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative

Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University

MIT HyperStudio

Digital Media & Learning Research Hub

dh commons

Digital Humanities @ Stanford

UCLA Digital Humanities

King’s College London, Digital Humanities Department

Digital Toolbox

Bamboo DiRT (Digital Research Tools)

TEI (Text Encoding Initiative)

9 comments on “The Future of the Past Is Now: Digital Humanities Resource Guide

  1. Lola Hemingway says:

    US History Scene

  2. Glen Olson says:

    Thanks, this is great!

  3. Josh says:

    Nice! You might also be interested in “A Guide to Digital Humanities”:

  4. Ben Wright says:

    Great post. This is really helpful. I’ve tried to experiment with some low-level digital assignments this spring in a course titled the Rise and Fall of Atlantic Slavery. You can see our course website here:

    I’ve blogged about the experience over at teachingushistory.blogspot. One of the more interesting assignments required the students to write a historiography of a Wikipedia page. You can read about that here:

    Not everything worked, but much of it did. I’m looking forward to refining these assignments and adding additional activities.

  5. […] Digital Humanities Resource Guide: “The Future of the Past is Now!” Created by scholars at The Junto, which is a group blog on early American history, this list is broken down into the following categories: News & Reviews (includes job listings, workshops, and grants); DH @ Work, which includes links to DH labs, regional consortia, and info on digital pedagogy; and a Digital Toolbox. […]

  6. […] your digital skill set. Take advantage of workshops. Change happens in generational ways. There’s plenty of options now to develop training—and it’s not like you’ll be hand-coding census data on your first day. There’s a generosity […]

  7. […] JUNTO: Digital projects, including those focused on early American history, generate a vibrant community of makers and users. How can the Learning Lab facilitate their exchanges? […]


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