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Digital Humanities: About

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Our engagement with digital humanities intentionally intersects interdisciplinary, multi-modal humanities research, teaching, learning, and publishing facilitated by digital methods and tools. Digital humanities both benefits from and is also critical of digital technology and culture.

This LibGuide is meant to both introduce Digital Humanities principles and practices, and also to introduce what Digital Humanities support is available at Virginia Tech University Libraries. This includes faculty and student DH projects, common tools and resources for conducting projects, an overview of concerns in DH, standards for evaluation, and a list of similar Centers focused on DH work.

What Is Digital Humanities?

What is Digital Humanities‽. . . a few (817, to be precise) answers are HERE

Athenaeum Services for DH

Our Athenaeum is a partnership of the Libraries and the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and Virginia Tech University Libraries, and is the physical hub of our DH community. We offer consultation and collaboration services for faculty, students, and staff interested in digital forms of research, teaching, and publication. These services include:

Research Consultations: Meet with us to discuss digital methods and tools for your research and pedagogy projects.

Tutorials & Training: We can help you locate and learn specific digital tools.

Presentations & Discussions: We host a range of seminars and workshops anchored in digital humanities approaches.

Advice & Referrals: We provide advice on grants and other funding opportunities.

Work Space: We have the Athenaeum Classroom, the Collaboration Room, and the Media Den available for project work, classes, meetings, and media recording and editing. The spaces are managed by the Digital Humanities Assistant, Sarah Mease (

What Can You Imagine? What Do You Need? Let Us Know!


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The VPI in World War One Project is dedicated to exploring and documenting the lives of Virginia Tech's World War I veterans and, through them, understanding this institution's role in that international conflict.

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Lord Byron and His Times

LBT is a growing digital archive of books, pamphlets, and periodical essays illustrating the causes and controversies that preoccupied Byron and his contemporaries. 

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Viral Networks

This volume of original essays explores the power of network thinking and analysis for humanities research. 

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The American Solder Project

The American Soldier in World War II is a project to make available to scholars and to the public a remarkable collection of written reflections on war and military service by American soldiers who served during the Second World War. 

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Seventeen Moments in Soviet History

Seventeen Moments in Soviet History is a multi-media archive of primary materials designed to introduce students and the general public to the richness and contradictions of Soviet history. 

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Mapping Inequality

Mapping Inequality updates the study of New Deal America, the federal government, housing, and inequality for the twenty-first century.

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An Epidemiology of Information

An Epidemiology of Information seeks to understand how newspapers shaped public opinion during the 1918 influenza pandemic.

Associate Director, Publishing & Digital Scholarship

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Corinne Guimont
University Libraries
Virginia Tech
560 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24060

Athenaeum Coordinator and Digital Humanities Specialist

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Joseph Forte
University Libraries
Virginia Tech
560 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
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