Digital Humanities and eResearch

The Digital Humanities space is a growing area in relation to eResearch uptake and the Western Sydney University is taking part in several Digital Humanities projects. The School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics web page provides an overview of Digital Humanities describing it as:

'… an area of research, teaching, and creation concerned with the intersection of computing and the disciplines of the humanities. Developing from an earlier field called "humanities computing", today digital humanities embrace a variety of topics ranging from curating online collections to data mining large cultural data sets. Digital Humanities currently incorporates both digitized and born-digital materials and combines the methodologies from the traditional humanities disciplines (such as history, philosophy, linguistics, literature, art, archaeology, music, and cultural studies) with tools provided by computing (such as data visualisation, information retrieval, data mining, statistics, computational analysis) and digital publishing.'

Visit our eResearch Projects page to learn about our involvement in Digital Humanities projects.