Office of the Provost

Digital Humanities

Participating Faculties: Arts and Humanities (host), Information and Media Studies, Schulich school of Medicine and Dentistry, Science, Social Science, and Western Libraries

Project Leaders:
Juan Luis Suarez

Total Project Funding:
$300,000

Funding Period:
3 years

Abstract:

The IDI in Digital Humanities at Western U. is developing research and academic programs around a combination of two sets of skills: the traditional humanistic skills, and a new set of skills related to the digital interaction with cultural artifacts: 

By adopting the Digital Humanities paradigm, the humanists and the humanities will also adapt their practices to produce critical thinkers who are digitally literate and technically autonomous, able to create the tools the different humanistic fields of enquiry require going forward in order to better understand humanity, past and present.
The interdisciplinary sets of skills that researchers and students will acquire and/or refine through the IDI in Digital Humanities will: