Digital Humanities: In the Classroom and In Your Research

Endorsed by the OAH Committee on Teaching

Saturday, April 1, 2023, 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Type: Chat

Tags: Digital History; Public History and Memory; Teaching and Pedagogy


"Digital humanities” has become a buzzword among students and faculty in history and beyond. However, what is the digital humanities? How can we use its research and presentation tools? How can we apply its methods to make history more exciting and accessible and to teach our students skills that will benefit them in the classroom and beyond? Also, what are the challenges of engaging with the digital humanities, and how can we overcome them? This chat is open to educators and scholars of all kinds.

Session Participants

Chair: Alexis Helen Guilbault, Co-Director, Digital Humanities Initiative, University of Illinois, Chicago
Alexis Guilbault earned her PhD in U.S. History from Indiana University (IU) in 2021. Her research reveals a multiracial history of slavery in the Ohio River Valley from 1700 to the end of the U.S. Civil War in 1865. She features a wide variety enslaved people in her long history of bondage, including Black, Native, and white individuals that worked in Indigenous villages as family members, in Indiana as house “servants,” in factories and other industrial operations in cities like Louisville, and as convicts in all Ohio Valley states. She brings this knowledge as well as experience editing historical work at the Journal of American History and creating web content and instructional and educational materials at Indiana University Libraries to UIC.