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Digital Humanities

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

Social Justice and Activism

DH offers us opportunities to use methods and technology for social justice. In projects like Torn Apart/Separados, we see how the digital is used as a tool for activism by increasing awareness and creating an interactive visualization of complex issues of injustice. Below are a few resources related to Social Justice in DH. If you think there is a project we should highlight on this page or a topic we should address further, please email us at librarydh@sdsu.edu

 

Resources

Black Digital Humanities Projects and Resources is “a list of projects, resources, events, and anything else.”

 

EDI Toolkit for Digital Scholarship is a growing set of resources for engaging in equity, diversity and inclusion in digital scholarship, broadly construed. Created by the ACRL Digital Scholarship Section's EDI Committee


FemTechNet Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Pedagogy Workbook is “an ongoing project to build resources for faculty members who are often overburdened at their home institutions, but are willing to take on the difficult task of teaching about gender and racial inequity in our information culture.”


New Digital Worlds, by Roopika Risam, “traces the formation of postcolonial studies and digital humanities as fields, identifying how they can intervene in knowledge production in the digital age.”


Social Justice and the Digital Humanities is “a conversation on designing best practices for digital humanities praxis committed to social justice.”

 

Toward anti-racist technical terminology is a toolkit created by members of the Association for Computers and the Humanities. This living document  and corresponding open bibliography addresses problematic terms common to digital humanities. It includes a brief overview of what the term means and why it’s a problem, practical steps for replacing the terminology, and links to learn more. See also the Inclusive Naming Initiative, which seeks to "help companies and projects remove all harmful and unclear language of any kind and replace it with an agreed-upon set of neutral terms." They maintain a list of words that can be used in place of racist tech terminology.