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Digital Humanities

This guide provides an overview of Digital Humanities (DH) resources and tools for the SDSU community.

Learn: Books, Journals, Blogs

The following are a few Digital Humanities readings and resources, suggested by our affiliated faculty. It is by no means intended as an exhaustive list. If you think there is a resource we should add to this page, please email us at

Resources for teaching yourself to code can be found at the Create: Tools and Areas of DH tab of this guide.





Benjamin, Ruha. Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code. Wiley, 2019. Full text available through SDSU Library.

Browne, Simone. Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2015.

Bogers, Loes and Chiappini, Letizia, eds. The Critical Makers Reader: (Un)learning Technology. Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam, 2019.

Chambliss, Julian. Reframing Digital Humanities: Conversations with Digital Humanists. Michigan State University Libraries, 2021. Open access. Also available via the Humanities Commons.

Chun, Wendy. Discriminating Data: Correlation, Neighborhoods, and the New Politics of Recognition. MA: MIT Press, 2021.

Costanza-Chock, Sasha. Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need. MA: MIT Press, 2020. Open access version available. 

Crompton, Constance, Richard J. Lane and Ray Siemens, eds. Doing Digital Humanities: Practice, Training, Research. Routledge, 2016.

D'Ignazio, Catherine and Lauren F. Klein. Data Feminism. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2020. Open access version available.

Fiormonte, Domenico, Sukanta Chaudhuri, and Paola Ricaurte, eds. Global Debates in the Digital Humanities. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 2022. Open access version available.

Karsdorp, Folgert, Mike Kestemont, and Allen Riddell. Humanities Data Analysis: Case Studies with Python. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2021.

Kim, Dorothy and Adeline Koh, eds. Alternative Historiographies of the Digital Humanities. Punctum Books, 2021. Free e-book available.

Losh, Elizabeth and Jacqueline Wernimont, eds. Bodies of Information: Intersectional Feminism and Digital Humanities. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 2018. Open access version available. Part of the Debates in the Digital Humanities series.

Macdonald, Shana, Brianna I. Wiens, Michelle MacArthur and Milena Radzikowska, eds. Networked Feminisms: Activist Assemblies and Digital Practices. Rowman & Littlefield, 2021. Open access version available.

Marino, Mark C. Critical Code Studies. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2020. Critical Code Studies website.

Price, Kenneth M. and Ray Siemens. Literary Studies in the Digital Age: An Evolving Anthology. MLA Commons. Born-digital volume that is still being updated.

Risam, Roopika and Kelly Baker Josephs, eds., The Digital Black Atlantic: Exploring the Intersections of Digital Humanities and African Diaspora Studies. Minnesota University Press, 2021. Open access version available.

Steele, Catherine Knight. Digital Black Feminism. New York: New York University Press, 2021. 

Svensson, Patrik. Big Digital Humanities: Imagining a Meeting Place for the Humanities and the Digital. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2016.

Weingart, Scott B., et al. The Digital Humanities Literacy Guidebook. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University, 2019.

Journals and Blogs

Digital Humanities Quarterly (DHQ):

Digital Humanities Now (aggregator of existing content)

DH Commons:

Digital Humanities Net/Works: (launched late 2020) 

Interdisciplinary Digital Engagement in Arts & Humanities (IDEAH): (launched summer 2020)

Journal of Digital Humanities:

Reviews in Digital Humanities (new): (includes a growing project registry)

Unbound: A Journal of Digital Scholarship (launched 2019):


Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), Victoria, B.C. Held annually in the summer.

Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching (HILT). Held annually in the summer at different locations.

NEH Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities. Digital humanities institutes on a range of topics that change year-to-year. Hosting institutions promote their own institutes.

Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School (DHOxSS). Held annually in the U.K.

DH Downunder, Western Sydney University. A Digital Humanities / Digital Research Methods Summer Institute held in December (began 2017).

DH@Guelph Summer Workshops, University of Guelph, Canada. A summer workshop series with different course tracks, typically runs annually.