About DH@UT

The DH@UT PopUp Institute is committed to building a Digital Humanities ecosystem for innovative research in the Liberal Arts.

Digital Humanities

  • applies technology to humanities questions and subjects technology to humanistic interrogation
  • is collaborative and interdisciplinary, crossing the humanities, archaeology, arts and architecture, computer science, film and media studies, information studies, geography, + social sciences

Our cultural legacy is being digitized and our relation to knowledge, cultural material, technology, and society radically re-conceptualized. DH@UT is committed to planning the development of infrastructure for digital research in the liberal arts at UT by gathering researchers from the Colleges of Liberal Arts, Communications, Education, and Fine Arts; the School of Information; as well as departments such as Computer Science, units such as TACC, the Centers such as Arts and Entertainment Technology, and Faculty Innovation, the UT Libraries, other Research Libraries, and anyone else interested in the creation of a research unit that will bring together, catalyze, support, and promote digital scholarship in the liberal arts.

The DH@UT Pop-Up Institute will consist of two parts: a national digital humanities training institute (HILT2017) open to both UT and external participants, followed by an intensive planning session carried out by an interdisciplinary group of UT staff and faculty, with consultation by recognized experts in the construction and maintenance of digital humanities infrastructure.

In June 2017, UT will host an established, national digital humanities training workshop. The classes and lectures offered by this workshop, led by international experts in computational approaches to the liberal arts, will help UT researchers, as well as external participants, acquire new skills in the field.

The three weeks following the workshop will be dedicated to an intensive series of small colloquia involving UT faculty and staff as well as a small number of field leaders external to UT. The Institute’s objectives are two-fold:

  1. to develop grant proposals for support from sponsors such as the National Endowment for the Humanities and Institute of Museum and Library Services;
  2. to develop an Organized Research Unit (ORU) proposal; create a strategy and timeline for applying for external funding for the ORU; and obtain faculty commitments to the ORU.

Interested in knowing more about Digital Humanities? See some Current DH Projects at UT.