What is Digital Humanities?

Digital Humanities is at the intersection of digital technologies and the humanities (like the name says). Exploring these intersections provides both students and faculty with new and powerful tools for learning and research, in the classroom and beyond. You could investigate literature using digital technologies. You could investigate digital technologies using humanist strategies. For instance, a close reading of a twitter account or rhetorical analysis of a podcast or using GIS (Geographic Information System) mapping to plot a literary text or digitizing an oral history – all examples of digital humanities! Don’t believe us? Check out this page for resources, examples, and a hint at what Digital Humanities @ Winthrop is starting to do.

The Digital Humanities at Winthrop


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    Join the Winthrop Writing Center every Friday at 8 p.m. on Anchor for the Word Play podcast where they discuss writing, reading, and everything between!


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    The goal of the project is to conduct and digitize Oral History interviews that explore the various ways in which Americans experienced and have been impacted by the various watershed moments that emerged during the year 2020 (the global pandemic, social unrest, financial challenges, issues with healthcare, education, etc.). It is important to record as much of this history as we can while it is still fresh on the minds and in the hearts of those of us who have lived it.

    All interviews will be deposited at the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections here at Winthrop University where the materials will be digitized and made available for use on and off campus.

    Please contact the Project 2020 director or intern with any questions and/or to setup an interview.

    Dr. O. Jennifer Dixon-McKnight, Director
    Isa Long, Intern
    Bancroft 370


World Languages & Cultures

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Check back soon to learn about digital humanities initiatives in World Languages & Cultures!