The Humanities in
the Digital Age
With computational tools and interdisciplinary partnerships, NC State's researchers and students are extending the reach of the humanities into new realms of discovery, critique, and intellectual innovation.
"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
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Recent DH Projects at NC State See More
Virtual John Donne Project
Acoustic and visual models allow us to experience worship and preaching in early modern London as events unfold in real-time on particular occasions in Paul’s Churchyard, inside St. Paul’s Cathedral, and in Trinity Chapel at Lincoln’s Inn — the specific physical locations in which they originally took place. The sermons include three sermons by John Donne, Preacher for Lincoln’s Inn and Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral from 1621-1631.
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.