Digital Humanities: Getting Started

Introduction to the Digital Humanities, research tips, tools & resources, and DH at the University of Kansas

Librarian for Digital Scholarship

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Brian Rosenblum
Watson Library 450
Phone: (785) 864-8883

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Digital Humanities at KU

The Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities

The IDRH is an intellectual hub for digital humanities inquiry and practice at KU. Through a collaboration with KU Libraries and the Hall Center for the Humanities, IDRH supports:

  • Workshops
  • Lectures and conferences
  • Research consultations
  • Hall Center DH seminar
  • Reading groups
  • Opportunities like grants, fellowships, and junior scholars programs

GIS & Data Lab

Part of KU Libraries, the GIS & Data lab facilitates the KU community’s use of digital data, such as geospatial, quantitative, tabular, and textual data. The lab can help you collect, organize, analyze, and visualize data with access to subject specialists, software, and tools. The lab is located on the 4th floor of Watson Library (room 425), but tools may also be accessed remotely through KU's Virtual Lab


The Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center is an academic unit within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences that seeks to promote the study of humanities through the use of technology and instructional media. EGARC provides:

  • Audio/video collections
  • Active learning classrooms
  • Computer lab
  • Recording studio
  • Loanable technology

Information Technology

The Information Technology team at KU helps facilitate access to resources for many digital humanities projects, such as:

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