Digital Humanities is an interdisciplinary academic field that brings digital technology to bear on the study of the human record. The Graduate Certificate Program in Digital Humanities at UNL allows graduate and post-baccalaureate students to gain scholarly credentials in Digital Humanities. Work in this area can take a variety of forms, including: digital scholarly editing; the creation of thematic research archives and resources; programmatic analysis of large-scale textual corpora; the use of geo-spatial tools and technologies to study the interaction of people and place; data mining and machine learning techniques using historical data; 3D modeling of historical buildings and artifacts; tool building and software development for humanities research; and the creation of games, interactive environments, and media systems with a humanistic focus.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an international leader in the field, with over a dozen faculty from the areas of Anthropology, Art and Art History, Classics and Religious Studies, English, History, Modern Languages, and the University Libraries. We are also home to the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities. The Center and its Faculty Fellows are involved with dozens of digital projects in a range of humaities fields.
UNL's Digital Humanities faculty are recognized leaders in the field. They teach and conduct research in all areas of digital humanities and participate in a variety of research efforts around the world.