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Association for Computers and the Humanities

“The Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) is a major professional society for the digital humanities. We support and disseminate research and cultivate a vibrant professional community through conferences, publications, and outreach activities. ACH is based in the US, but boasts an internationalmembership (as of May 2012, representing 21 countries worldwide).”

Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO)

“The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) promotes and supports digital research and teaching across all arts and humanities disciplines, acting as a community-based advisory force, and supporting excellence in research, publication, collaboration and training.”

Members of ADHO:

  • The European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH)
  • Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH)
  • Canadian Society for Digital Humanities / Société canadienne des humanités numériques (CSDH/SCHN)
  • centerNet (“Network of digital humanities centers”)
  • Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (aaDH)
  • Japanese Association for Digital Humanities (JADH)

Canadian Society for Digital Humanities

“CSDH/SCHN is the scholarly association for Digital Humanities in Canada and beyond. It is a member of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) and membership is through a subscription to the LLC journal.”

European Association for Digital Humanities

“The EADH's mission is to represent and bring together the Digital Humanities in Europe across the entire spectrum of disciplines that apply, develop and research digital humanities methods and technology. These include art history, cultural studies, history, image processing, language and literature studies, manuscripts studies, musicology etc.. The EADH also supports the formation of DH interest groups in Europe that are defined by region, language, methodological focus or other criteria”


“HASTAC is an alliance of more than 11,500 humanists, artists, social scientists, scientists and technologists working together to transform the future of learning.

Since 2002, HASTAC (“haystack”) has served as a community of connection where members share news, tools, research, insights, and projects to promote engaged learning for a global society. Issues of access and equality are as important to HASTAC’s mission as the latest technological  innovations; creative contribution is as important as critical thinking. Keywords include learning and teaching, education design, digital humanities, media, communication, social engagement, and the collaborative workplace. We are dedicated to sharing information, ideas, and practices about the future of learning.”

Digital HPS Consortium

“Digital History and Philosophy of Science (dHPS) brings together historians and philosophers of science, with informaticians, computer scientists, and reference librarians with the goal of thinking of new ways to integrate traditional scholarship with digital tools and resources.”


Digital Humanities Quarterly (DHQ)

DHQ is “an open-access, peer-reviewed, digital journal covering all aspects of digital media in the humanities.”

Journal of Digital Humanities

“The Journal of Digital Humanities is a comprehensive, peer-reviewed, open access journal that features the best scholarship, tools, and conversations produced by the digital humanities community in the previous trimester.”

Literary and Linguistic Computing (LLC)

“Literary and Linguistic Computing is an international journal which publishes material on all aspects of computing and information technology applied to literature and language research and teaching.”

Digital Studies

“Digital Studies / Le champ numérique (ISSN 1918-3666) is a refereed academic journal serving as a formal arena for scholarly activity and as an academic resource for researchers in the digital humanities.” “DS/CN invites contributions relating to work carried out in the digital humanities, broadly construed. In its open, thematic, and conference volumes DS/CN publishes academic articles, scholarly notes, working papers, field synopses, larger reviews, and well-documented opinion pieces. DS/CN privileges publications which explicitly demonstrate an awareness of interdisciplinary context(s) and a history of pertinent academic engagement.”

Computing in the Humanities Working Papers

“CH Working Papers (or Computing in the Humanities Working Papers) are an interdisciplinary series of refereed publications on computer-assisted research. They are a vehicle for an intermediary stage at which questions of computer methodology in relation to the corpus at hand are of interest to the scholar before the computer disappears into the background.”

TEXT Technology: The Journal of Computer Text Processing

“TEXT Technology is an eclectic journal for academics and professionals around the world, supplying articles devoted to any use of computers to acquire, analyze, create, edit, or translate texts.”

Journal of the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science

“The peer reviewed articles published in the Journal are drawn from paper and poster presentations given at the annual Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science (DHCS). The goal of the colloquium is to bring together researchers and scholars in the humanities and computer science to examine the current state of digital humanities as a field of intellectual inquiry and to identify and explore new directions and perspectives for future research.”

Book Series: Topics in the Digital Humanities

“Humanities computing is undergoing a redefinition of basic principles by a continuous influx of new, vibrant, and diverse communities or practitioners within and well beyond the halls of academe. These practitioners recognize the value computers add to their work, that the computer itself remains an instrument subject to continual innovation, and that competition within many disciplines requires scholars to become and remain current with what computers can do. Topics in the Digital Humanities invites manuscripts that will advance and deepen knowledge and activity in this new and innovative field.”

Websites & Blogs

DH Commons

“DHCommons is a hub for people and organizations to find projects to work with, and for projects to find collaborators.”


“This site syndicates in real-time 100 English language Digital Humanities blogs and related sites from around the world. The site authors represent the geographical, disciplinary, and institutional diversity of computing within the humanities.” guide to digital humanities & arts

“ aims to support and advance the use and understanding of digital tools and methods for research and teaching in the arts and humanities by providing:

  • Information on projects creating and using digital content, tools and methods to answer research questions
  • Information on tools and methods for creating and using digital resources
  • A listing of expert centres and individual researchers
  • A library documenting lessons learned through case studies, briefing papers, and a bibliography”

Digital Scholarship in the Humanities

Blog by Lisa Spiro, executive director of Digital Scholarship Services at Rice University.

Dan Cohen

Blog by Dan Cohen, executive director of the Digital Public Library of America.

Digital Humanities Now

“Digital Humanities Now is an experimental, edited publication that highlights and distributes informally published digital humanities scholarship and resources from the open web. Since 2009, DHNow has been refining processes of aggregation, discovery, curation, and review to open and extend conversations about the digital humanities research and practice.”

Maryland Institute of Technology in the Humanities Blog

“The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) is a leading digital humanities center that pursues disciplinary innovation and institutional transformation through applied research, public programming, and educational opportunities. Jointly supported by the University of Maryland College of Arts and Humanities and the University of Maryland Libraries, MITH engages in collaborative, interdisciplinary work at the intersection of technology and humanistic inquiry. MITH specializes in text and image analytics for cultural heritage collections, data curation, digital preservation, linked data applications, and data publishing.”


Digital Humanities Conference (DH conference), (next conference)

“The first joint conference was held in 1989, at the University of Toronto--but that was the 16th annual meeting of ALLC, and the ninth annual meeting of the ACH-sponsored International Conference on Computers and the Humanities (ICCH). Since then, the conference has grown to include other organizations and it has been held (or will be held) in [several][…] locations.”

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