Meaning of digital humanities in English:

digital humanities

plural noun

treated as singular or plural
  • An academic field concerned with the application of computational tools and methods to traditional humanities disciplines such as literature, history, and philosophy.

    ‘the unit will advance scholarship in both classical studies and the digital humanities’
    • ‘Digital Humanities has forced us to think "outside the box".’
    • ‘Doug brings to MITH strong skills as a programmer and as a working scholar in the Digital Humanities.’
    • ‘In the past two years, the Endowment has made a concerted effort to take a leadership position in exploring the new frontier of the digital humanities.’
    • ‘I'm now teaching internet technologies (amongst other things) at UCL, and continuing to do research in digital humanities.’
    • ‘Dr. Gill and I are both art historians, so our approach to digital humanities differs from those projects we have heard about today.’
    • ‘Similar efforts are currently proliferating under the broad rubric of "digital humanities," but Moretti's approach is among the more radical.’
    • ‘Projects in the digital humanities present computer scientists with unique scientific and technological challenges.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, the viability of digital humanities depends on having tools for automatically extracting the semantic relationships that hold within and between different texts.’
    • ‘Kirschenbaum specializes in digital humanities, electronic literature and creative new media (including games), textual studies, and postmodern/experimental literature.’