Juliusz Dzierlatka and Kayla Hilliar at NEX at Naval Station Mayport
Juliusz Dzierlatka and Kayla Hilliar at NEX at Naval Station Mayport on April 20, 2016. Dzierlatka, Hilliar and other students in Professor James Beasley’s ENG4004 Research Methods in English went to Mayport to discuss their work on the WWI letters of Captain Ansel Brooks-Smith, held in Special Collections at UNF.

The University of North Florida Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI) promotes collaboration on interdisciplinary projects that combine the use of technology with materials and methodologies from the Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences. The DHI coordinates events exploring the theory and practice of Digital Humanities scholarship, and provides a forum for faculty to work together on the design and implementation of digital projects. The DHI helps faculty to engage students directly in hands–on Digital Humanities research, within and beyond the classroom, and promotes opportunities for members of the UNF community to collaborate on digital projects with cultural institutions in Northeast Florida.

The DHI is an informal association of faculty, staff and students from across campus. We work in close partnership with The Center for Instruction and Research Technology (CIRT), the Office of Faculty Enhancement (OFE), Information Technology Services (ITS), the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), and the Thomas G. Carpenter Library. The DHI is currently managed by an interim chair, who seeks the input of an internal advisory committee, which includes an interdisciplinary group of student representatives. We are also developing an external advisory board.

The DHI currently provides technical, logistical and administrative support to projects led by faculty based in the School of Computing (College of Computing, Engineering and Construction); the Department of Exceptional, Deaf and Interpreter Education (College of Education and Human Services); the Thomas G. Carpenter Library; and the following departments within the College of Arts and Sciences: Art and Design; Chemistry; Communication; English; History; Languages, Literatures and Cultures; and Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work.