Digital Humanities Guide: Genres


Digital Humanities activities usually lead to a scholarly product or set of products that fit within recognizable genres. The historical and well established products of the humanities continue to be books and journals. In the present, these are usually born digitally using a Word Processor, before ending in print or digital formats at the moment of publication. Some of the genres of Digital Humanities will eventually end up being part of a book or article—text or data analysis leading to figures or tables, for example—but most do not, either by the nature of the work, or the desire for different forms of interactions. This section is organized by the most common genres of digital scholarship in the humanities, and their products.