We've all been there. That overwhelming feeling of entering into a new discipline, scratching the surface, and realizing just how far down the rabbit hole goes. In just a few moves, you can equip yourself with some essential resources that will start to fill in those knowledge gaps in no time.
Step 1: Browse existing DH guidebooks and toolkits online
Digital Humanities can often be a treasure hunt for toolkits and guides across the Internet. Here are some quick stops to browse DH topics and tools of interest across a variety of DH methodologies and approaches.
- The Carnegie-Mellon Digital Humanities Literacy Guidebook
- MIT Library DH Tools & Resource Recommendations
- Duke University DH Tools Browser
Step 2: Look through journals and consider contributing
It's a great idea to peruse the landscape of Digital Humanities research, and some of the best places to access that are in journals. Here are a few well-known DH research journals.
- Digital Humanities Quarterly (DHQ)
- Journal of Cultural Analytics
- International Journal of Humanities.& Arts Computing (IJHAC)
- Debates in the Digital Humanities (print/digital book series)
- Digital Scholarship in the Humanities (DSH)
Step 3: Discover & attend upcoming conferences, workshops and lectures
Some of the best networking and professional development happens at conferences and workshops (even online). Here are the top DH conferences that draw digital humanities from around the world.
- Association of Computational Humanities Conference (ACH)
- Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations Conference (ADHO)
- International Conference on DH (ICDH)
- Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI)
- Computational Humanities Research Conference (CHRC)
These lists of online resources are just a small introduction to DH tools, research, and communities, but there's enough knowledge in these sites to give you a solid introduction to all things Digital Humanities.
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