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Center for Digital Humanities

Center for Digital Humanities

The Center for Digital Humanities (CDH) at The University of Southern Mississippi supports academics and institutions in Mississippi who use digital tools to explain, study, and preserve scholarship in the humanities.  We provide training in the digital humanities through workshops, summer programs, and undergraduate and graduate classes, and work one-on-one with scholars to conduct and present their research using the most effective and up-to-date digital tools available.  The center is housed in the School of Humanities.

As an interdisciplinary research center supported by an R1 institution, the center benefits from strong relationships with faculty in English, History, Philosophy and Religion, as well as faculty affiliates in Computer Science, Geography and the Ecospatial Lab, and Cook Library’s Digital Lab. 


What is the Digital Humanities?

Digital scholarship is more than the application of digital tools and platforms to humanities research; it considers how digital technology shapes knowledge and how the use of digital tools can make information—from scholarly studies to archival collections—more accessible to the public. The digital humanities use a broad array of digital tools to map relationships and places, photographically or virtually reconstruct spaces, explore connections between people or language, and transform two-dimensional archives into visually compelling collections that link resources to artifacts.

The digital humanities are one of the fastest-growing interdisciplinary fields in academia for two key reasons: DH provides tools to enhance and expand scholarly research and publication, and DH fosters collaboration. The Center for Digital Humanities is the place for those collaborations.

20Faculty implementing DH Research
14Recent projects
5DH courses


Explore Our Projects

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CDH Activities

Learn more about our ongoing to wok to promote the Digital Humanities by visiting our blog, DH Conversations.


Digital Humanities Badge

The Digital Humanities Proficiency Badge, available to Southern Miss graduate students, documents mastery of fundamental Digital Humanities skills and participation in major, faculty-led DH research project. It requires the successful completion of HUM501: Introduction to Digital Humanities and HUM502: The Digital Humanities Practicum
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Brian Valimont

My studies in DH here at USM are expanding my knowledge and skills base in ways that are critical for my own research and my goal to share my research with wider audiences.

Brian Valimont from Lowell, Mass., USM History Ph.D. student 

Our Partners

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Support Our Work

Most of our fundraising focuses on hiring graduate and undergraduate students to assist with DH design, which provides them with key support and experience for the job market. To discuss focused giving, please reach out to the Director, Dr.%20Andrew%20P.%20Haley, or give online via the USM Foundation below.

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Contact Us

Center for Digital Humanities

118 College Dr. #5037
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Liberal Arts Building 348

Campus Hattiesburg

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