The Digital Scholarship 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
- 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:
- International digital libraries
- Library metadata systems
- Digital games (Japanese role-playing games, Interactive fiction games, etc.)
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.
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
“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.
Consulted on metadata standards and digital exhibits from 2019 to 2020.
Consulted on basic web editing with HTML5 and CSS in 2020.
Moderator of “Language Diversity and Digital Humanities” with presenters Laura Gonzales, Alexandra Cenatus, Melissa Jerome, Ginessa Mahar, and Hélène Huet.
Also applicable to digital humanities professional organizations in Florida, and multilingual digital humanities.
Contains items of interest related to digital humanities at the University of Florida, in the United States, and in other countries.
Workshops and individual consultations held every semester.
Organized the symposium program, recommended and invited keynote speakers, reviewed submissions, and monitored live Zoom room as a member of the Planning Committee, led by Michigan State University.
Scheduling a Consultation
Option 1: Individual Appointment
To make an appointment, please contact Tiffany C. Esteban by email or phone.
Tiffany C. Esteban, MSI
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.
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.
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.
Other groups on campus 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
- TRACE Initiative at the English Department, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Digital Worlds Institute at the College of the Arts
- Media Effects and Technology Lab at the College of Journalism and Communications
- Digital Partnerships and Strategies Department at the UF Libraries
- Center for Instructional Technology and Training, UF Information Technology
- UF Research Computing