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Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities
About IDRH
The Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities provides resources and training in the practices and tools
of the digital humanities, facilitating interdisciplinary academic collaborations and innovative externally-funded
research.
The Institute is supported through a partnership of the University of Kansas Libraries, the Hall Center for the
Humanities and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Goals
The goal of the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities is to prepare and support faculty and graduate students
as they explore and use computing technology to advance humanistic scholarship across disciplines. The IDRH will
enhance the possibilities that digital technologies present to humanities research by:
1. Providing opportunities for faculty and graduate students to learn about the use of technology for humanistic inquiry,
and stimulating ongoing discussions about relationships between technologies and human experience;
2. Supporting the development or novel use of digital tools and practices for innovative humanities research, including
collaborative and interdisciplinary research;
3. Assisting scholars to explore new and emerging models of digital research, publishing, and peer-review;
4. Providing a knowledge base and the training for faculty to successfully pursue external grant awards, particularly in
computationally-assisted research;
5. Working with faculty, departmental leadership, promotion and tenure committees, and KU administration to generate a
series of dialogues about the transformation occurring in humanities scholarship, and the implications for digital
research contributions and their evaluation; and
6. Providing a forum for scholarly innovation, as well as for discussions between faculty, departmental leadership,
promotion and tenure committees, and KU administration about the implications of the transformations in digital
scholarship on their evaluation.
IDRH Co-Directors
Arienne Dwyer
Dr. Arienne M. Dwyer is an Associate Professor of Linguistic Anthropology, and an affiliate in
with Linguistics and Indigenous Nations Studies. She works in language documentation and
technology, and is currently directing three NSF-sponsored research projects. She is Co-
Director (with Professor Carlos Nash) of the upcoming Co-Lang: Institute for Language
Research, to be held at KU in June and July of 2012.
Brian Rosenblum
Brian Rosenblum is Associate Librarian for Digital Scholarship at the University of Kansas
Libraries, where he has administrative, production and outreach responsibilities in support of
a variety of digital initiatives and publishing services. Prior to joining KU Libraries’ digital
initiatives program in 2005 Brian worked at the Scholarly Publishing Office at the University
Library, University of Michigan, where he helped develop numerous electronic journals and
digital scholarly projects. In 2003-04 Brian was a Fulbright Scholar in the Czech Republic. He
was a Keeler Family Intra-University Professor at the Spencer Museum of Art during the Fall
2010 semester.
About IDRH
Goals
People
Contact
Arienne Dwyer
Co-director,
Institute for Digital Research in
the Humanities
Associate Professor,
Anthropology
785-864-2649
email: anthlinguist AT ku DOT
edu
Brian Rosenblum
Co-director,
Institute for Digital Research in
the Humanities
Associate Librarian,
KU Libraries
785-864-8883
brianlee@ku.edu
Past IDRH Events
THATCamp Kansas
(September 2011)
Digital Jumpstart
Workshops
(March 2011)
New Scholarly Texts, New
Scholarly Practices: A
Discussion with Kathleen
Fitzpatrick
(February 2011)
Related Links
KU Libraries Center for
Digital Scholarship
IDRH Partners
KU Libraries
Hall Center for the
Humanities
College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences
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