Digital Humanities

"The initiative placing Pitt at the forefront of an emerging academic field."

— Pitt Chronicle

"I code" / Eye Code Logo of Pitt-Greensburg's Center for the Digital TextDigital Humanities at Pitt-Greensburg involves coursework through the new Digital Studies Certificate, as well as intensive research collaboration between faculty and students and outreach to the global community through the Center for the Digital Text.  Students and faculty engage in text-mining activities using the Pitt Digital Library databases and code open-source research projects using the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), the international standard in eXtensible Markup Language (XML) for sustainable, lasting humanities research.  Students learn coding applications in XML, and work with XML databases, XQuery, KML, and SVG (among others) to produce web archives and data visualizations in maps, graphs, and charts. The projects we have launched here at Greensburg have engaged collaborators at the Oakland campus and are featured in Pitt's Digital Humanities Research Group (DHRX) and Pitt's Indo-Pacific Council (INPAC).

Multiple projects are currently underway, with help from students involved in our Digital Humanities / Digital Studies courses (Humanities/Socsci 1030), and involving multiple research assistant funding streams, including the Green Scholar program.

Students in the Center for Digital Text at Pitt-Greensburg

Center for the Digital Text

The Center for the Digital Text at Pitt-Greensburg promotes an intensive data mining/digital media development collaboration between faculty & students in outreach to the global community.

Students pursuing Digital Studies Certification

Digital Studies Certificate

Students may pursue coursework for the Digital Studies Certificate independently or in combination with English Literature, Communication, Creative & Professional Writing, Information Technology, Information Systems, and many other majors.

Pacific Island

Digital Archives and Pacific Cultures

A team of students & faculty are engaged in an interdisciplinary anthropological and literary project investigating cultural first-contact in the 18th-century Pacific.

The Mary Russell Mitford Archive

Digital Mitford: The Mary Russell Mitford Archive

An international research team helmed by Pitt-Greensburg faculty is producing the first comprehensive scholarly edition of the works and letters of Mary Russell Mitford. The project hosts an annual Coding School at Pitt-Greensburg providing professional researchers, scholarly editors, and graduate students training in coding and digital archive development.

Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo’s 1508 "Amadís de Gaula"

Amadis in Translation

Amadis in Translation a digital study of the transformation of a Montalvo’s Amadis de Gaula over centuries and across languages

Greensburg faculty involved with Digital Humanities include Elisa Beshero-BondarSayre Greenfield, Lori Jakiela, John Prellwitz, Chris Bartley, Amber McAlister, Steven SchrumJessica GhilaniStacey Triplette, and Pilar Herr.