Due to COVID-19, the Digital Humanities Center is closed until further notice.
DH Center staff are still available for virtual consultations and DH support. Email us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit the Library's COVID-19 page for up-to-date information about the library. Thank you for your patience.
And see below for more information about our many virtual resources that can be accessed at any time.
The Digital Humanities Center at San Diego State University Library (LA 61) is the home for SDSU's interdisciplinary Digital Humanities Initiative. The DH Initiative takes a critical stance towards digital technology and focuses its work on equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice. As the hub of that work, the DH Center supports anti-racist and anti-oppressive research, teaching, and learning that values the importance of the humanities, and the interactions of humans in real time and space, in the digital age. Learn more about digital humanities.
The DH Center welcomes faculty, staff, students, and community members from across the disciplines and spanning the technological spectrum, from the skeptics, to the curious, to the consumers and producers/makers/civic hackers of digital technologies. We officially opened our doors during the Spring 2018 semester. Curious about the process of creating a DH Center? Follow our progress here.
Undergraduate and graduate students from across the disciplines are invited to fill out this brief survey to let us know what sort of skills you're interested in acquiring. We can also connect you to students with similar or complementary skills and interests to help you advance your digital project idea.
Interested in hosting a DH activity or event in our space? Please review our Usage Request Policy.
The DH Center offers many virtual resources, including:
- DH LibGuide - a curated introduction to digital humanities texts, methods, and projects.
- Virtual Tutorials - a growing set of self-paced training materials on a range of topics, including podcasting, electronic literature, text analysis, data visualization, and several Adobe products, including Audition and Premiere.
- Teaching During Quarantine - a new website (launched July 2020) to assist faculty in their virtual instruction.
The DH Center is home to several studios to engage in digital inquiry:
- Multimedia Practice Presentation Studio
- Learning Glass One Button Recording Studio
- DIY Podcasting Studio (2)
- Electronic Literature Studio
- AR/VR/New Media Production Studio
SDSU community members can request to use our studios during regular operating hours.
We also offer a Mind, Body & Spirit room for quiet contemplation and reflection, available on a first come, first served basis throughout the day (not reservable).
Hours of Operation (Fall and Spring Semesters)
The Digital Humanities Center is open 10am-4pm Monday through Friday most days during the academic year, except when there is a DH-sponsored activity. Our Activities & Events page lists upcoming public activities (private events and instruction sessions are typically not listed). Please also check the Library Hours Calendar for specific closures.
Let us know what you think!
M-F, 10am - 4pm
The DH Center is typically open when classes are in session (except during the summer) and when there are no formal DH-related activities scheduled. Please consult the Library Hours Calendar for specific closures. We can support a limited number of activities outside of our regular operating hours.
We welcome a range of activities in our space, including scholarly talks and lectures, SDSU class visits, interactive workshops, showcases, and exhibits. We ask that all activities hosted in our space be open to the campus and, when appropriate, the broader public.
Instruction requests should be made directly to the Digital Humanities Librarian: Dr. Pam Lach (plach AT sdsu DOT edu).
Requests to Use Space
See how our Digital Humanities Spaces operate and reserve a time.