Digital Humanities and Social Sciences is a dynamic and interdisciplinary field of research dedicated to furthering the possibilities of computing for humanities and social sciences subjects including anthropology, art, communication, history, literature, linguistics, philosophy, and political science, among others.
Formerly known as Humanities Computing, the field traces its origins to 1949, when scholars first used databases to study texts. While such analysis remains important, today DHSS scholars employ many other tools and techniques in their academic inquiry and public dissemination of research, including 3D design visualization, geospatial technology, and electronic literature. DHSS also fosters critical analysis of digital culture, social media, and digital games. Team-based projects and public engagement are DHSS hallmarks.
Digital Humanities and Social Sciences (DHSS) at RIT