Digital Humanities is an interdisciplinary field that combines the traditional scholarly work of the Humanities with the use of digital technologies. It encompasses a wide range of activities, such as the creation of digital archives and databases; the development of tools necessary for scholarship, research, and teaching in the digital age; as well as the production of scholarly work through the application of these new tools to traditional arts and humanities disciplines.
Digital Humanities scholars might:
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Data in the humanities often looks different from data in other disciplines and as a result, may not typically be referred to as data even by humanists themselves. Humanities data covers a wide scope of multimedia, including:
These can be "both digital and analogue, machine created or human created, highly structured or utterly unstructured. In many cases, data are ‘born’ or become qualified as data in the course of the research process," as they are used in or produced by scientific processes like digitization, experiments, and study of sources.