Center for Digital Humanities

Overview

The Center for Digital Humanities (CDH) is an interdisciplinary research center whose purpose is to investigate how computational methods and digital technologies help us better understand the human experience, past and present. The CDH collaborates with faculty, students and campus partners to create world-class digital humanities projects, offers training in cutting-edge scholarly methods, develops open-source software, and fosters a scholarly community that spans academic disciplines and professional practices. Throughout the academic year, the CDH hosts a wide range of events designed to bring awareness of DH research methods and discoveries to the Princeton community.

Program Offerings

Each year, the CDH supports an undergraduate Introduction to Digital Humanities (HUM 346) course, which is appropriate for a “Digital Approaches to Humanities” focus within the Council for Humanities’ Program in Humanistic Studies. Undergraduates may get involved in the CDH by attending workshops and events, or by working as undergraduate assistants at the center. Students seeking to gain digital humanities experience can apply to join faculty or graduate-student-led project teams as research assistants. The CDH supports DH-inflected independent research, and our staff is available to co-advise on junior papers and senior theses. Each spring, the CDH awards a senior thesis prize to the best original work at the intersection of the humanities and computational methods.

To learn more about the CDH and how to get involved, see our website.

Faculty

  • Director

    • Meredith A. Martin
  • Executive Committee

    • Allison Carruth, Effron Center Study of America
    • Catherine Clune-Taylor, Gender & Sexuality Studies Pgm
    • Brigid Doherty, German
    • Devin A. Fore, German
    • Barbara Graziosi, Classics
    • Matthew L. Jones, History
    • Brian W. Kernighan, Computer Science
    • Arvind Narayanan, Computer Science
    • Marina Rustow, Near Eastern Studies
    • Rocío Titiunik, Politics
    • Janet A. Vertesi, Sociology
  • Sits with Committee

    • Christiane D. Fellbaum
    • Curtis W. Hillegas
  • Associated Faculty

    • Lara M. Buchak, Philosophy
    • Molly Greene, History
    • Helmut Reimitz, History
    • Xin Wen, East Asian Studies

For a full list of faculty members and fellows please visit the department or program website.