Understanding Digital Culture


University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida



June 1-5, 2020



Understanding Digital Culture: Humanist Lenses for Internet Research aims to increase the number of humanities scholars using digital tools for data collection and analysis in internet research. Drawing on the expertise of an interdisciplinary community of humanities scholars spanning digital humanities, information studies, American studies, fan studies, cultural studies, media studies, and games studies Understanding Digital Culture will enable sharing ideas and methods for using digital technologies to advance humanities research and teaching. Specifically, the institute will provide resources, training, and a community of collaborators to engage both computational network and data analysis tools and the ethics and best practices of using the web as a site of research.

No previous experience in digital humanities is required to apply, and the workshop sessions are structured to assume no prior knowledge of either the technology or theory in order to allow for the broadest range of participation. Graduate students and early career scholars are especially encouraged to apply, as are faculty and staff at institutions such as HBCUs, Tribal Colleges, and community colleges.

Funding Information: Details about the Grant

Project Director(s)

Anastasia Salter, Mel Stanfill