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:
- Alternative Historiographies of the Digital Humanities, edited by Dorothy Kim and Adeline Koh
- Bodies of Information: Intersectional Feminism and Digital Humanities, edited by Jacqueline Wernimont and Elizabeth Losh
- Disrupting the Digital Humanities, edited by Dorothy Kim and Jesse Stommel
- Global Debates in the Digital Humanities, edited by Paola Ricaurte, Sukanta Chaudhuri, and Domenico Fiormonte
- New Digital Worlds: Postcolonial Digital Humanities in Theory, Praxis, and Pedagogy by Roopika Risam
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.
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:
- Multilingual digital humanities
- International digital libraries
- Digital games
- Postcolonial approaches to digital projects
- Artificial intelligence ethics
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.
Consultant’s Selected Digital Humanities Work
Pandemica: Mapping COVID-19 and Health Injustice in Africa Consultation
Consulted on survey parameters, Twitter API data collection, and referrals for StoryMap development.
Islam Burkina Faso Collection Consultations
Consulted on metadata standards and digital exhibits from 2019 to 2020.
Japan Disasters Digital Archive Presentation
Presented “The Memory Collection in the Japan Disasters Digital Archive” with Laura Ng and Anne Prescott at the Harvard University Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies in 2019.
Global Digital Humanities Symposium 2022
Co-organized the symposium program, recommended and invited keynote speakers, reviewed submissions, and monitored the live Zoom meeting as a member of the Planning Committee, led by Michigan State University.
2nd Annual Florida Digital Humanities Consortium Conference Roundtable
Moderator of “Language Diversity and Digital Humanities” with presenters Laura Gonzales, Alexandra Cenatus, Melissa Jerome, Ginessa Mahar, and Hélène Huet.
Guide to Digital Humanities Resources at UF
Created for navigating dh tools and professional connections available to the dh community at UF. Also includes resources for multilingual dh and AI ethics.
UF Digital Humanities Working Group Weekly Newsletter
Contains items of interest related to digital humanities at the University of Florida, in the United States, and in other countries.
Introduction to Digital Humanities Instruction Sessions
Instruction sessions for undergraduate students, graduate students, and campus groups available upon request. Includes a basic overview of dh as a field, dh methods, and project examples.
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, MSI
Digital Humanities 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.
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.