The Digital Humanities

Often, eResearch and RDM is understood as referring almost exclusively to quantitative scientific research. However, this is not the case. The sciences often produce larger quantities of research data , but the humanities and the social sciences also produce data, and the Digital Humanities (DH) is an area of scholarly activity that exists at the intersection of computing (or digital technologies) and the various disciplines of the humanities. DH includes the systematic use of digital resources in the humanities, as well as the analysis of their application.

The Digital Humanities refers to tools, processes and critical awareness found in the intersection between digital technologies and fields of study within the humanities1. Moreover, data and datasets produced in Humanities disciplines also needs to be managed – it is also reusable, and it also needs a DMP.

The Digital Humanities is an exciting area, and is, by its very nature, collaborative and interdisciplinary. It encapsulated traditional humanities scholarship and research which has evolved and been enhanced through digital means.

1 The Digital Humanities