"Digital humanities has a very broad definition, but the faculty and other students have exposed me to its potential to create social impact that could benefit marginalized groups." -- MA in Public History.
Meet our current students in the DH Graduate Certificate.
The digital humanities community at NC State works on next-generation digital research and teaching practices, extending humanities scholarship into new domains of critical discovery and public outreach. We pursue interdisciplinary partnerships across the university and collaborate with international scholars and institutes. Embodying NC State’s commitment to “Think and Do,” our researchers and students innovate through award-winning scholarship in digital media studies, cultural heritage visualization, virtual modeling, data and image analytics, gaming research, physical computing and critical making.
Whether by breaking ground in visualization at the world-class facilities at NCSU Libraries, creating partnerships across departments or collaborating on digital projects across the Research Triangle, NC State offers a variety of opportunities to explore the digital humanities, including:
- Visual Narrative interdisciplinary research cluster including the Colleges of Humanities and Social Science, Design and Engineering
- Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities
- Graduate programs such as Public History; Communications, Rhetoric and Digital Media; and Technical Communication
- Triangle Digital Humanities Network among NC State, UNC and Duke University
Digital Humanities News More Stories
Explore Queen Victoria's Lost Garden Pavilion Through 3D Virtual Model
An interdisciplinary team of NC State researchers has virtually reconstructed a lost piece of history.
Sampling DNA From a 1,000-Year-Old Illuminated Manuscript
NC State English Prof Tim Stinson looks to animal DNA to discover how book production changed over time. Early manuscripts were likely made up of related animals from the same herd. But as book-producing guilds sprang up in cities, parchment arrived from all over.
Interactive Tool Offers Window Into History of Arab-Americans in NYC
Interactive, online tool allows scholars and the public to better understand the long history of Syrian and Lebanese immigrants to the United States.
DNA of Long-Dead Cows Read From Pages of Medieval Books
A year-by-year record of domestic animals spanning more than a millennium has essentially been captured in European libraries through the DNA preserved in parchment. “We are all accustomed to hearing research termed ‘ground-breaking’ – that is not in any way an overstatement here,” says NC State Professor of English Tim Stinson.
Recent DH Projects at NC State See More
Virtual Paul’s Cross Project
The Virtual Paul’s Cross Project enables us to experience the delivery of John Donne’s sermon for Gunpowder Day, November 5, 1622 as an event that unfolds over time on a particular occasion in Paul’s Churchyard, the specific physical location for which it was composed.
The Virtual Martin Luther King project is a multi-phase project of North Carolina State University's Communication department, led by Dr. Victoria Gallagher. The first phase began with a public performance and follow-up studio recording of the text of the speech by MLK voice actor Mr. Marvin Blanks.
NC HB2: A Citizens' History
Citizens can share and document their experiences with North Carolina’s House Bill 2 through a new digital archive created by an NC State University historian. The website, NC HB2: A Citizens’ History, allows users to submit and browse stories, videos, images and documents related to the bill.