Digital Humanities

What is Digital Humanities?

Digital Humanities projects are created with and for scholars. In addition to images and historical documents, projects include multimedia components, contextual themes, and lesson plans or essays. DH projects are a collaborative effort with content and technology experts who use a variety of digital tools including CONTENTdm, ArcGIS, StoryMaps, Drupal, Omeka and more.

Examples of Digital Humanties projects at MTSU

  • Shades of Gray and Blue
    In Tennessee, we have all heard stories of life and death on the state’s Civil War battlefields, but what happened to the men, women, and children who stayed at home? Their stories, seen through the lens of the objects that were a part of their daily lives, reflect the ways Tennesseans adapted, coped, and thrived during a war whose reverberations are still felt today.
  • Trials and Triumphs
    This collection explores African-American Tennesseeans' search for citizenship, community, and opportunity between the end of the American Civil War (1865) and the end of World War II (1945). The project was a collaboration between MTSU's Center for Historic Preservation and the James E. Walker Library, in cooperation with many partner institutions across Tennessee.


Funding: Digital Seed Grants

Walker Library Digital Scholarship Initiatives invites proposals for seed grants (up to $2000) to support individual or collaborative digital scholarship projects in research, teaching, or public outreach from any discipline or area at MTSU. Find more information and the grant application here

Digital Humanities Seminars

Join us on select Fridays for brown-bag sessions on digital humanities, jointly hosted by Walker Library and the Association of Graduate Students in Digital History. Check here for schedule updates.