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Digital Humanities

If you are engaged in a Digital Humanities project, the Library’s Digital Humanities and Research Computing team can help in a number of ways.  The team can build websites for your project, create custom databases and searchable document archives, set up wikis, produce data visualisations, and provide a wide range of software solutions tailored to your needs.  It can also host and maintain your applications and assist with the technical components of funding bids.

The team has contributed to many of the projects listed on the Digital Humanities Projects at St Andrews page.

Regular training courses in Digital Humanities tools and techniques, such as text encoding and data visualisation, are advertised on the Digital Humanities News and Events page and on CAPOD’s PDMS.   Links to online toolkits and tutorials are available on the Digital Humanities Training and Resources page. 

Staff or students interested in Digital Humanities might like to join the St Andrews Digital Humanities Network, which offers regular newsletters and runs a programme of talks and events with invited and local speakers.  Please contact the team if you wish to have your name added to the mailing list.



Screenshot of software used for creating St Andrews Virtual Cathedral

Software used by the Open Virtual Worlds team to create St Andrews Virtual Cathedral


What are the Digital Humanities?

"Digital Humanities is an area of scholarly activity at the intersection of computing or digital technologies and the disciplines of the humanities. It can be defined as new ways of doing scholarship that involve collaborative, transdisciplinary, and computationally engaged research, teaching and publishing. It brings digital tools and methods to the study of the humanities with the recognition that the printed word is no longer the main medium for knowledge production and distribution." (Wikipedia)