Digital Humanities Resources

To adapt a turn of phrase from William Gibson, the digital humanities are here, albeit unevenly distributed. Pockets of innovation in the liberal arts college community are beginning to cohere as collaboration across disparate efforts builds. Liberal arts colleges are making valuable contributions to and within the broader digital humanities movement.


Getting Started in the Digital Humanities

Published by the Journal of Digital Humanities, “Getting Started in Digital Humanities,” by Dr. Lisa Spiro, offers “some ideas for how a newcomer might get acquainted with the community and dive into DH work.” In this article, Dr. Spiro “emphasize[s] that many in the DH community are to some extent self-taught and/or gained their knowledge through work on projects rather than through formal training.”

Building Capacity in the Digital Humanities

NITLE has published a series of articles on building capacity in digital humanities at small liberal arts colleges. The articles share strategies for raising awareness of digital humanities and/or scholarship, finding and connecting examples on campus, and developing a deeper capacity to support and apply digital methods in teaching, learning and scholarship. To contribute to the series, please contact Rebecca Frost Davis, program officer for the humanities, at

Debates in the Digital Humanities

Debates in the Digital Humanities, edited by Matthew K. Gold, features essays by NITLE’s Lisa Spiro, Bryan Alexander, and Rebecca Frost Davis. The collection of essays “brings together leading figures in the field to explore its theories, methods, and practices and to clarify its multiple possibilities and tensions.”

Divided and Conquered

Divided and Conquered” (.pdf) is a NITLE-published white paper, based on interviews with liberal arts faculty, technologists, and librarians about the state of digital humanities on their campuses, that examines the scope and impact of isolation on the development of the digital humanities at liberal arts institutions.