Digital Humanities Consultations

The Digital Humanities Associate, Tiffany C. Esteban, offers consultations to UF students, instructors, and researchers, and connects them with other digital humanities experts and projects. She is primarily associated with the Humanities and Social Sciences Library West.

What is Digital Humanities?

Digital Humanities, often shortened to “dh”, is a highly collaborative area of scholarship at the intersection of digital technologies and humanities disciplines. Practitioners in this field are sometimes known as “digital humanists”. They create digital projects and written analyses grounded in humanistic inquiry and technical proficiency. They tell stories by and for communities around the world with the aid of digital tools, and critique the uses and effects of digital technologies on societies and cultures.

Here are a few introductions to digital humanities through specific theories and methods:

Your Digital Humanities Consultant

Tiffany C. Esteban welcomes UF students, instructors, and researchers to discuss all aspects of their interest in digital humanities. She takes a client-centered approach to digital humanities consultations, events, and outreach at the University of Florida. Her endeavors center the work of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in the field, and her efforts build relationships throughout campus around a shared interest in the intersection of human cultures and digital technologies.

Whether you’re starting to form an idea for a project, trying to manage an existing one, or looking for ways to connect your ideas to a larger community of experts, she is glad to consult with you.

Consultation Topics

She can help you:

  • Develop a working concept and plan for a digital humanities project based on your interests
  • Gain basic technical knowledge of digital humanities tools through one-on-one tailored workshops
  • Navigate access to software offered by UF and open-source communities for research projects and coursework
  • Build course assignments based on digital humanities, including multimedia digital projects

She is also available to give presentations or facilitate discussions for classes and campus groups upon request.

Consultant’s Research Interests and Responsibilities

Her research interests inform the styles, structures, and outcomes of her consultations with clients. These interests include:

  • International and multilingual digital libraries
  • Japanese digital humanities projects
  • Community-created metadata systems
  • Digital role-playing games
  • Postcolonial digital projects and game design

She also manages the Library West Scott Nygren Scholars Studio, a digital humanities instruction and meeting space, and acts as Convener of the UF Digital Humanities Working Group by writing a newsletter and hosting events for the UF digital humanities community.

In the broader digital humanities community, she serves as Secretary of the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium, where she focuses on expanding connections between public schools and universities through digital humanities pedagogy and programming.

Tiffany C. Esteban consulting with Dr. Michelle Campos on a digital history project in the Library West Scott Nygren Scholars Studio.
Tiffany C. Esteban (left) consulting with Dr. Michelle Campos (right) on a digital history project in the Library West Scott Nygren Scholars Studio (2019).

Consultant’s Selected Digital Humanities Work

Scheduling a Consultation

Option 1: Individual Appointment

To make an appointment, please use Tiffany C. Esteban’s scheduler or contact her directly by email or phone.

Tiffany C. Esteban smiling in front of a tree and a bike rack outside Library West.

Tiffany C. Esteban, MSI

Digital Humanities Associate

Humanities and Social Sciences Library West

Phone: 352-273-2875


Option 2: ARCS Consultation

Academic Research Consulting and Services (ARCS) is a department of library professionals who offer unique services to support your research.

Tiffany C. Esteban is affiliated with the ARCS department as the digital humanities specialist and a member of the ARCS artificial intelligence team. ARCS department professionals offer expertise in areas that highly complement digital humanities work, including natural language processing, data visualization, geospatial information services, and data management.

If you are interested in consulting with a whole team of experts in these diverse areas, consider filling out the ARCS Consultation Form.