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Humanities: Digital Humanities

Library and internet resources for students taking Intro to Humanities

Digital Humanities

“The digital humanities, also known as humanities computing, is a field of study, research, teaching, and invention concerned with the intersection of computing and the disciplines of the humanities. It is methodological by nature and interdisciplinary in scope. It involves investigation, analysis, synthesis and presentation of information in electronic form."      --Wikipedia

Storytelling with Maps

Story maps combine intelligent Web maps with Web applications and templates that incorporate text, multimedia, and interactive functions

Battlefields of the Civil War

A map and chronology of the major battles of the American Civil War.

Early California Cultural Atlas

A digital atlas to integrate and manage historical resources and enable analysis of historical data related to the colonization and settlement of early California.

Google Art Project

Google Art Project is an online platform through which the public can access high-resolution images of artworks housed in the initiative’s 17 partner museums.  

Mapping the Republic of Letters

Project by Stanford University to create visual representation of the relationships among thinkers of the Enlightenment.


ORBIS: The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World reconstructs the time cost and financial expense associated with a wide range of different types of travel in antiquity. The model is based on a simplified version of the giant network of cities, roads, rivers and sea lanes that framed movement across the Roman Empire. It broadly reflects conditions around 200 CE but also covers a few sites and roads created in late antiquity.


Amazon's interactive book mapping tool.  Type in a book you like and find others related to it.

The Map of Jazz

Interactive website designed to explore collaborations among musicians in jazz history.  From the University of Maryland.