The Humanities Digital Workshop provides a structure for developing long-term faculty digital projects in Arts & Sciences. The HDW is part of the infrastructure at Washington University for digital scholarship in the humanities — what's often termed the digital humanities or humanities computing — that includes Olin Library's Digital Library Services, GIS@Wustl, the Center for Empirical Research in the Law, and the American Culture Studies program.
The HDW promotes the university's activities in both of its basic vectors: in research, by facilitating projects that require or benefit from data collection and analysis, or electronic publication; in teaching, by bringing students into the research process in concrete ways that can be rare in the humanities. (It's one of the happy facts about digital projects that they're often intensely collaborative.)
To learn more about what we do, see the capabilities page. To see a list of our current and past projects, see our projects page. If you're a Washington University student looking for ways to participate, see the fellowships page, or, alternately, feel free to contact the faculty leads or us in the HDW to talk about a project that captures your interest. If you're a faculty member who'd like to talk about working with us, the best method is to stop by or call; see our contact info below.
Douglas Knox: Assistant Director, HDW. Call him at 5-3247, email at dknox at wustl dot edu, or visit in Eads 004a.
Steve Pentecost: Humanities Computing Specialist, HDW. Steve has an MA in English from Washington University, and a wealth of experience in corporate software development. Call him at 5-6150, email at spenteco at wustl dot edu, or visit in Eads 004b.
Ken Keller: Director, Arts & Sciences Computing; Co-director, HDW.
Open Source Software
The HDW is a tremendous beneficiary of Open Source software. Past ventures initiated by HDW staff include:
- CenterNet: An international network of digital humanities centers, of which the HDW is a member
- The Text Encoding Initiative With the DLS, the HDW represents Washington University as a TEI member institution