The George Washington University Digital Humanities Institute is a hub of research, teaching, and outreach activities around digital and new media. It is founded upon the core belief that the arts and humanities actively transform and are transformed by digital cultures. We seek to increase public engagement with digital humanities projects within and beyond the GW community and greater DC area.

Open-Access Textbook
Open-Access Textbook

We are pleased to announce the publication of Alexa Alice Joubin's online textbook Screening Shakespeare. The interactive, openly-licensed learning modules cover key concepts of film studies.

GW English Grad Student D. Gilson Publishes Shakespeare Remix
Graduate Student D. Gilson Published a Mixed-Genre Collection

D. Gilson brought together 150 students, poets, artists, and academics to creatively rewrite all of Shakespeare’s sonnets in this collaborative, multimedia publication. Out of Sequence features works by English professors David McAleavey and Jonathan Hsy, PhD students Maia Gil’Adi, Sam Yates, Patrick Henry, and Dora Danylevich, and an afterword by Prof. Ayanna Thompson.

GW Libraries awarded $500K Mellon grant
GW Libraries awarded $500K Mellon grant

George Washington University Libraries has been awarded a $500,000 collaborative two-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support networked projects in the digital humanities. Congratulations to Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Dean Ben Vinson, Dean of Libraries and Academic Innovation Geneva Henry, and XD@GW Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration Director Diane H. Cline!

Global Shakespeares, Markets, and Archives
Global Shakespeares, Markets, and Archives

Digital archives and the cultural marketplace are changing the ways we think about scholarship and globalization. In this symposium, practitioners and scholars challenge audience members to become more inclusive in their research, pedagogical, and archival practices.

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What is missing from the current debate are insights from performance studies. Since ChatGPT remixes statistically most likely combinations of words, its outputs are in fact a form of theatrical performance. It draws on users’ prompts and the publics’ collective memories to produce improvised performances, within specific parameters, for its user-audiences.

Generative Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) tools have the potential to alter profoundly the ways we work, create, think, and behave. They raise such questions as: What makes humans distinctive? Can machines have consciousness? What is intelligence? Are the methods used to create A.I. tools ethical? In this symposium, we hope to open a discussion on the philosophical, ethical, political, and cultural, challenges that A.I. poses for our society.

GW Digital Humanities Institute founding co-director Alexa Alice Joubin recently spoke at a roundtable on artificial intelligence and higher education.  Prof. Alexa …

Screening Shakespeare

We are pleased to announce the publication of Alexa Alice Joubin‘s online textbook Screening Shakespeare, just in time for the new academic year! The openly-licensed learning modules in the book cover key concepts of film studies, such as mise-en-scène, cinematography, sound and music, and film theory.

Digital Accessibility

As we become more comfortable using technology in class, issues of digital accessibility can crop up. We will discuss what digital accessibility …

Moderated by Dr. Susan Aaronson, Director of the Digital Trade and Data Governance Hub, the Public Interest Technology panel will provide snapshots …


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