Kristen Mapes

How do you Define DH?

Digital humanities is combination of methodologies and tools that transform humanities scholarship and teaching. Digital humanities enables new questions to be asked by incorporating new media (ex. social media) and new methods (ex. distant reading) into research and the classroom. Digital humanities doesn’t replace traditional sources or methods; instead, it adds new opportunities the tradition of humanistic inquiry.


Rutgers University


I am an MLIS student at Rutgers University (in New Brunswick, New Jersey) and an MA student in Medieval Studies at Fordham University (in Bronx, New York). I am interested in the impact of digital humanities methods and tools on scholarly communications, both formal and informal. I’ve been looking in particular at the community of medievalist scholars to see how they are adopting (or not) social media into their professional lives.