Digital Humanities

Digital Humanities

Developing tools and methods to digitize artifacts such as art and letters, innovate ways for the public to experience these, and discover new knowledge - with particular expertise in collections related to human rights and cultural legacies.

Research Projects

Community-centered Strategies for Sustaining Digital Humanities Scholarship

Principal Investigator(s): Katrina Fenlon
Funder: Other
Funder: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Identifying strategies that digital humanities research communities may use to contribute to and increase the sustainability of their own digital resources and collections.
Research Areas: Digital Humanities

Developing a Digital Asset Management System for the Archival Holdings of the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site

Principal Investigator(s): Richard Marciano
Creating a cutting-edge Digital Asset Management System with the National Park Service (NPS) to preserve and manage the digital assets of the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site.

University of Maryland College of Information Studies Digital Curation Fellows Program at the National Agricultural Library

Principal Investigator(s): Katrina Fenlon
Working with students in the iSchool's newly created specialization in data curation to build the workforce of the future in the field of digital curation and user access for scientific data and literature with an emphasis on agriculture and agricultural informatics.



Digital Humanities News

UMD Driskell Center and iSchool Launch New Crowdsourcing Project to Preserve the Work of African American Art Pioneer

  • Hayleigh Moore

    Preserving African American visual art by providing a platform to make the Driskell Papers accessible. 

Brookings: Where Would Racial Progress in Policing be Without Camera Phones? featuring Nicol Turner Lee

  • Nicol Turner Lee

    Technology is becoming part of the story regarding how marginalized populations in the U.S.

MLIS Students Get Hands-on Experience Digitizing Documents

  • Morgan Adle

    MLIS students specializing in Archives and Digital Curation seek hands-on experience digitizing historic material.