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Digital Humanities research guide: Home

This guide provides a basic introduction to finding digital humanities tools, communities, and support.

Curious about digital humanities, have an idea, or are stuck on how to get started? Contact Rebecca Dowson, Digital Scholarship Librarian, at 778.782.5869 or with any questions.

What is Digital Humanities?

Digital humanities seeks to bring new technological tools and methods to the teaching, research, and creative work of traditional humanities disciplines. Digital humanists also seek to utilize traditional humanistic tools to analyze new digital media.

Day of DH provides an interesting peek into the lives of digital humanists. It is an open community publication project that will bring together scholars interested in the digital humanities from around the world to document what they do on one day. The goal of the project is to create a web site that weaves together a picture of the participant’s activities on the day which answers the question, “Just what do digital humanists really do?”

New Books in Digital Humanities


Digital Humanities Innovation Lab

The Digital Humanities Innovation Lab (DHIL) is a research incubator located in the W.A.C. Bennett Library at SFU Burnaby and using meeting space at the Vancouver and Surrey Campuses, 

The key role of DHIL is to assist SFU researchers with the development of digital scholarship research by providing consultation, training, mentoring, research software development and technical support to faculty and graduate students. DHIL represents an opportunity to align research in the Digital Humanities with the Library’s expertise in digital initiatives, unique special collections, and research-skill development programs.

See Digital Humanities Innovation Lab: Home for more information on the lab's activities and ways to work with the lab.