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Welcome to the NYU Center for the Humanities’ Digital Humanities pages. Our mission is to showcase research by NYU faculty and graduate students, providing a point of connection both within the University and between the university and a broader community to help foster and promote activity in the Digital Humanities.

Distracted Reading: Acts of Attention in the Age of the Internet

Central to the humanities is the theorization and practice of modes of attention (to cultural artifacts, and to other aspects of the world). Indeed, many of us devote much time to finding ways to redirect our students’ attention away from the distractions of their electronic gadgets. But what if we consider how their distributed focus might model new acts of attention and new ways of reading: how might we rethink pedagogy and/or our own research methods in an era of hyper-connectivity?

Digital Humanities projects from across NYU

Photo: Artist Archives – David Wojnarowicz Project. Schematic diagram illustrating complex relationships between the artist and objects relating his work. Francisco Chaparro, Ph.D. student, Institute of Fine Arts. Sept 2015

Showcasing the work of our NYU DH fellows

Photo: Andrea Myers Achi

Helping NYU Students, Faculty and Staff with their Digital Humanities projects

Photo: Bobst Library

Guides, forums and organizations to connect with like-minded scholars

Recent Events at the Center for the Humanities

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