In this entry, I am going to explain you a little bit about Digital Humanities (DH), a new area to investigate. The Oxford dictionary defines DH as:
An academic field concerned with the application of computational tools and methods to traditional humanities disciplines such as literature, history, and philosophy.
Briefly, Digital Humanities is an academic field in which different disciplines are included.
After looking at some examples of different DH projects I have found out a wide variety of topics. However, I have chosen only three of them to share with you:
PROJECT 1: Jungala radio
They have created a radio for the refugees’ camp located in Calais, France. This camp is also known as “the jungle”, but they have named the radio Jungala, which means no jungle in arabic. This radio allows refugees to be informed while they stay in Calais.
PROJECT 2: WomenWritersProject (WWP)
They try to bring pre-Victorian’s womens writers out and make them accessible to a wide and varied audience, to recognise their legacy.
PROJECT 3: For the future
This project is the one related to the topic of this blog. The aim of this project is to work to raise awareness of consumerism and its alternatives.
Oxford University Press, Digital humanities, [website], 2017, https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/digital_humanities, (accessed 6 February 2017)
Unknown, Jungala Radio, [website], 2016, http://www.jungalaradio.com/, (accessed 16 February 2017)
Unknown, Women Writers Project, [website], 2013, http://www.wwp.northeastern.edu/, (accessed 16 February 2017)
Richard Bruce Anderson, Ph. D, For the future, [website], 2004, http://forthefuture.org/index.htm, (accessed 16 February 2017)