Digital Humanities

Digital humanities occurs at the intersection of digital technology and humanities scholarship. An inclusive definition of the digital humanities draws together scholarship using computational methods for the study of traditional humanities disciplines, humanities inquiry for the study of computation, and the use of digital publishing practices for rich, multi-modal storytelling. Digital humanities thus encompasses a wide range of topics and methods, including:

  • Augmented/Virtual Reality
  • Cultural analytics
  • Data visualization
  • Digital archives and exhibits
  • Digital storytelling
  • Mapping and GIS
  • Network analysis
  • Publicly engaged scholarship
  • Text and data mining
  • 3-D modeling

These practices enable scholars to study literature and cultural events at scale, model historical artifacts, and visualize historical events. If you are incorporating digital humanities into your research, teaching, or are curious to learn more, Tisch Library can provide consultation, training, or referral to people who can help.


Our consultations can help you:

  • Learn new digital tools and methods
  • Design sustainable digital projects
  • Develop grant proposals and identify funding sources
  • Think through the project goals, timeline, and development process
  • Plan for sustainability, maintenance, and preservation
  • Share your digital project with others

We also offer custom workshops for your class, department, or small group.

For consultation on digital humanities, contact:

Kaylen Dwyer, Digital Humanities Librarian

Anna Kijas, Head of Lilly Music Library

Micah Saxton, Research Librarian for the Humanities

Data Lab Services

The Medford and Boston Data Labs are teaching and research computing spaces designed to foster collaboration and innovation among students, faculty, and staff across all Tufts’ schools and departments. The Data Labs provide interdisciplinary methodological and technological support for a wide range of geospatial and data science applications, including GIS, data analysis and visualization, statistics, machine learning, digital humanities, text processing, and more.

The Data Lab offers walk-in service, workshops, and consultation with specialists. Learn more on the Data Lab website.

Digital Design Studio (DDS)

Located on the third floor of Tisch Library, the Digital Design Studio (DDS) is a creative space and community of practice for critical approaches to media and making. The DDS offers mentoring and collaboration for anyone curious about learning to push disciplinary and methodological boundaries to new approaches.

DDS services include a recording room, large format printing, 3D printing, studio space, and media equipment, and classroom workshops on media and making. Learn more on the Digital Design Studio website.