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The Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities

Advancing the Humanities in a Digital Age

 
The IDRH is an intellectual hub for digital humanities inquiry and practice that reaches across and beyond the KU campus. We welcome everyone, from the curious to the novice to the expert.
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Supporting Public Scholarship

The digital humanities does not stop at the edge of campus. Indeed, the dream of using digital technologies to address the basic problems of the human experience is common to a wide range of cultural institutions and public organizations. The IDRH pursues authentic and inclusive collaborations with partners on- and off-campus. We seek to learn from our partners, listen to them, and work with them on problems of common concern. We believe that public collaboration drives innovation and increases the likelihood that the digital humanities can speak to our world’s most enduring problems.

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Digital Storytelling  

Digital technologies have super-charged the power of stories to serve either exclusion or inclusion, justice or privilege. The IDRH is committed to turning the power of stories to the common good. We work with a wide range of partners across our region to amplify new stories, provide resources for those who need them, and engage our community in an ongoing, collaborative conversation about the ethics, politics, and techniques of digital storytelling.

News

'WWI Immigrant Poetry Project' creates a digital archive and annotated edition of German-American poems

The IDRH is thrilled to announce the release of the WWI Immigrant Poetry Project. Created by Lorie Vanchena, associate professor of German Studies, the project creates a digital repository and annotated edition of poems written by German Americans during the decade of the Great War.

Grant to support training for high-impact public digital humanities collaborations

LAWRENCE — The Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Kansas has been awarded $190,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to offer training in the public digital humanities and academic-community collaborations.

The Hall Center for the Humanities & the IDRH receive Mellon Foundation grant for "Stories for All"

The Hall Center for the Humanities, in partnership with KU’s Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities, has been awarded a three-year grant of $1,478,000 by The Andrew W.

Digital Storytelling Symposium

Hosted by the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities, the 2021 Digital Humanities (DH) Fellows Symposium will be a lightning-talk-style presentation of the digital storytelling projects being pursued by the first cohort of Digital Humanities Fellows. 

Upcoming Events

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Digital Humanities at KU

Scholars at the University of Kansas across the disciplines are engaging with text mining, data visualization, TEI, digital storytelling, and GIS. Search our project directory and discover what's new with the digital humanities at KU.

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Supporting a campus culture of digital scholarship

A partnership between the KU Libraries, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Hall Center for the Humanities, the IDRH is building a vibrant interdisciplinary community at KU.

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