About Computational Humanities
The Computational Humanities Center supports both short- and long-term projects, spanning from class-based projects and research collaborations to a two-year graduate fellowship to cross-institutional collaborations on multi-year research and public humanities projects. The projects that have grown out of the Computational Humanities Center contribute to the investigation of central questions in literature, ethics, visual arts, history, and philosophy. Our undergraduate and graduate researchers and students know that computational problems become more rewarding to solve when they help to address urgent questions about the representation of Syrian Refugees in the media or illuminate how we can better understand current political tensions by analyzing their historical roots in the textual archive. They also demonstrate how traditional humanities concerns can come alive in the classroom, in research projects, or in museum exhibits by thoughtfully developing and deploying computational methodologies.