Studying Arts and Humanities in a Digital World

When we think of research in the Humanities, we probably imagine scholars busy reading and writing in dusty libraries or quiet museums. Increasingly, though, humanists are combining pen and paper with computers and digital tools to explore and understand our past. This area of research is called “Digital Humanities.”

So what can scholars (and students!) do when they study Humanities texts, data and artefacts through digital means? Here are some examples:

[Note: this post is written for the readers of the OU Arts and Humanities Induction blog. Welcome to Digital Humanities!]

About Francesca Benatti

I am a Research Associate in Digital Humanities with the Open University. My research interests are digital scholarly editions, the writings of Thomas Moore, and 19th-century Irish literature.
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