In the broader scholarly community, “Digital Humanities” refers to a set of scholarly practices and ideas about collaboration that evolved when researchers began using new digital tools to answer old humanities questions, or to use digital media to bring humanistic materials to broader public audiences.
At UNF, the Digital Humanities Institute (DHI) draws faculty, staff and students from academic areas all across campus. Numerous departments and programs within the College of Arts and Sciences play a central role in the Initiative, including Art and Design; English; History; International Studies; Languages, Literatures and Cultures; Psychology; Political Science and Public Administration; Philosophy and Religious Studies; Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, and the School of Music. Faculty and students from the Brooks College of Health; the Coggin College of Business; the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction; and the College of Education and Human Services are also involved in the DHI. The Center for Instruction and Research Technology (CIRT), the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) and COAS Academic Advising, the Office of Undergraduate Research, the Office of Faculty Enhancement (OFE), Information Technology Services (ITS), the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), the Thomas G. Carpenter Library, also play a critical role in advancing a Digital Humanities agenda at UNF. The DHI developed the UNF minor in Digital Humanities, which first appeared in the 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog.