Digital Humanities


Digital humanities originally comes from the area of humanities computing, of computationally enabled “formal representations of the human record,” whose origins reach back to the late 1940s in the pioneering work of Roberto Busa It combines the intersection of computing with the disciplines of the humanities.




For me, current studies on Digital Humanities mainly rely on the historical field so as to protect precious heritage in culture all over the world, for example, Cork LGBT Digital Archive, Digital Repository of Ireland, etc. However, I think digital humanists should pay much more attention to the future arts in the digital world when considering the historical background.



  1. Unsworth, J. “What is Humanities Computing and What is not?”. Jahrbuch für Computerphilologie, 2002.
  2. Svensson, P. “Humanities Computing as Digital Humanities”. Digital Humanities Quarterly, 2009, 3 (3).
  3. Hockney, S. “The History of Humanities Computing”. Companion to Digital Humanities. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004.


More Readings:

  1. Digital Arts & Humanities PhD
  2. Digital Humanities Awards
  3. Digital Repository of Ireland
  4. The Royal Irish Academy
  5. UCCDH