The Digital Scholarship Associate offers consultations to UF students, instructors, and researchers, and connects them with other digital humanities experts and projects.
What is Digital Humanities?
Digital humanities, sometimes shortened to DH, is a highly collaborative area of scholarship at the intersection of digital technology and the humanities disciplines.
Digital humanists use methods such as textual analysis, location mapping, and interactive online projects to enhance answers to questions about human societies and cultures. They also critique technology by examining the human labor, politics, and socio-cultural issues created and affected by digital tools and systems. This two-fold approach explores what it means to be human within and alongside digital systems.
Your Digital Humanities Consultant
The Digital Scholarship Associate, Tiffany C. Esteban, welcomes UF students, instructors, and researchers to discuss all aspects of their interest in digital humanities.
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.
She can help you:
- Develop a working concept and plan for a digital humanities project
- Gain basic technical knowledge of digital humanities tools
- Build course content around digital humanities
- Explore connections between the humanities, social sciences, and digital technology
She is also available to give presentations or facilitate discussions for classes and campus groups upon request.
Consultant’s Research Interests and Responsibilities
She highlights the work of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in digital humanities through her client-centered consultations and library and information science instruction. She is especially interested in participatory multilingual digital projects.
Her own work includes:
- A collaborative presentation on Harvard University’s Japan Disasters Digital Archive
- Workshops about the Zotero citation management tool
- A guide to digital humanities tools at the University of Florida
She also manages the Library West Scott Nygren Scholars Studio, a digital humanities instruction and meeting space, and acts as Co-Convener of the UF Digital Humanities Working Group by writing a newsletter and hosting events for the UF digital humanities community.
Scheduling a Consultation
Option 1: Individual Appointment
To make an appointment, please contact Tiffany C. Esteban by email or phone.
Tiffany C. Esteban
Digital Scholarship Associate
Humanities and Social Sciences Library West
Option 2: ARCS Consultation
Academic Research Consulting and Services (ARCS) is a department of library professionals who offer unique services to support your research.
As the digital humanities specialist, Tiffany C. Esteban is an affiliate of ARCS. ARCS department professionals offer expertise in areas that highly complement digital humanities work, including data visualization, geo-spatial information services, and data management planning.
If you are interested in consulting with a whole team of experts in these diverse areas, consider filling out the ARCS Consultation Form.
Your UF Digital Humanities Community
Any member of the UF community can participate in digital humanities. At UF, there are events hosted by the Co-Conveners of the UF Digital Humanities Working Group, and a Digital Humanities Graduate Certificate for interested students.
There are other groups on campus who work at the intersections between digital technology and human societies and cultures. Please visit their sites below for more information.
- Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, UF Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Digital Partnerships and Strategies Department at the UF George A. Smathers Libraries
- Digital Worlds Institute at the College of the Arts
- Media Effects and Technology Lab at the College of Journalism and Communications
- TRACE initiative at the English Department, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Shands Arts in Medicine at UF Health