Transform human inquiry for the information age
The Critical Digital Humanities Initiative equips scholars with technical and design expertise and fosters collaborations that deepen our understanding of power, culture, and social justice.
From philosophy to history, law, literature, and more, we rely on the humanities to understand ourselves and our values, address questions of justice, and envision a more equitable world. Yet today, social media, digital surveillance, and other advanced technologies are reshaping the production and circulation of knowledge and power in our society, creating new forms of inequality and disinformation that skirt our laws and confound our best intentions. To understand and address the threats they represent, humanities researchers need opportunities to grasp and deploy these new digital tools.