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Digital Humanities

Digital Humanities

What is digital humanities?

The Digital Humanities initiative at SCU connects faculty, staff, and students across departments and schools who use digital methods to conduct research centered on the human, and those who ask humanistic questions of digital tools and methods. DH is deeply interdisciplinary, collaborative, and welcoming to all researchers from across the arts and sciences invested in reflecting on the intersection of the human and digital that is at the core of the identity of The Jesuit University in Silicon Valley.

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Explore exciting student projects!

Attend the DH Showcase!

Join us June 6th from 3:50 to 5:30 in Archives and Special Collections on the third floor of the Learning Commons.

Students from the English, Modern Languages, Antrhopology, and Communication Departments will be sharing digital exhibits, VR projects, and videos all focused on humanities topics.

Digital Humanities strives to introduce students from all different disciplines to the benefits of using technology as an aid in education. Check out this video to see how SCU students from all different fields of study work together to create exciting digital projects!

Project Spotlight

Encounter: Mapping Religion


The Living Religion Collaborative (LRC) Encounter Geomapping platform enables students to map local religious and spiritual spaces, practices, and communities in the Silicon Valley and beyond.

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Past Projects

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Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk

Students digitized the original publication of Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk along with researching its historical context.

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Composing the Archives at SCU

Students curated digital and physical archival exhibits from the university's own collections.

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Mission Santa Clara Unearthed

Mission Santa Clara Unearthed is a collaborative project between students and faculty in the Department of Anthropology at Santa Clara University.

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The Eliza Bradley Narrative

Students create a digital annotated edition of an 1820 shipwreck and captivity narrative held in our library's Special Collections.

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The Stainforth Library of Women's Writing
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The Stainforth Library of Women's Writing

A multi-institutional digital humanities project that recovers and studies the largest private library of Anglophone women’s writing collected in the nineteenth century.

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Bay Area Sound Map

The San Francisco Bay Area Sound Map is an interactive platform and historical archive for the soundscapes of the Bay Area.

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