CIRCA:Types of DH Projects


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Here are some typical digital humanities projects


Teaching and Learning Projects

  • Setting up a course web site
  • Developing a learning object
  • Evaluating a learning object

Tools and Methods

  • Developing a tool
  • Designing a prototyping
  • Usability study of tool
  • Develop a new research technique
  • Analyzing a text or corpus
  • Cultural analytics of multimedia evidence
  • Data mining a collection
  • Visualizing a phenomenon
  • Code review

Community Projects

  • Setting up an e-journal
  • Developing a online newsletter for a community
  • Developing and running a communications strategy
  • Running an online conference
  • Running a workshop
  • Facilitating an unconference
  • Developing a crowdsourcing project

Scholarly Editions and Archives

  • Creating a scholarly edition of a text
  • Developing multimedia edition of a text
  • Developing a corpus
  • Building an archive
  • Developing a markup scheme for a type of document

New Media Work

  • Create a hypermedia fiction
  • Create a serious game
  • Create a visualization
  • Conduct design research in a domain
  • Create an interactive installation

Critical or Theoretical Work

  • Writing the history of a technology
  • Theorizing a new technology
  • Ethnography of computing
  • Interpreting and comparing multimedia
  • Bibliography and critique a new media work
  • Studying new media collection through content analysis
  • Studying research practices
  • Studying a phenomenon through the web
  • Study of software
  • Game studies - theorizing games

Administrative Projects

  • Developing an online bibliography for a team
  • Developing online communication tools for a team
  • Building a web site for an organization (like your department)
  • Archiving research for a team
  • Redesigning a web site
  • Developing metadata schema
  • Moving and updating a project
  • Conduct a needs analysis for a project
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