The Center for Digital Humanities is an interdisciplinary research center and academic unit within the Princeton University Library. At the CDH we embrace an inclusive understanding of DH that respects and investigates the myriad ways digital methods and technologies are opening new avenues for research into the human experience, past and present.


Mission Statement

The CDH is Princeton’s hub of digital humanities best practices/expertise dedicated to:

  • producing innovative digital humanities projects

  • training a new generation of digitally and humanistically savvy scholars

  • contributing to the digital humanities software tools and critical methods ecosystem

  • diffusing DH methods and tools into the teaching and research cycle of Princeton University


We partner with Princeton faculty, students, and fellow library colleagues to incubate innovative digital humanities projects at multiple stages of development - from small seed grants to peer reviewed, chartered projects involving our Development and Design Team and our Project Management System.  Most CDH staff have 20% R&D time. We use this time to build research projects of our own design, present at conferences, and publish.


Staff members consult on digital humanities projects at any stage of development to facilitate collaborations and connections on and off campus. The CDH also hosts an open lab and welcomes students, faculty, and staff to work collaboratively in our space.


CDH staff and affiliated researchers teach hands-on workshops that relate digital methods to humanities research. We are also working to establish digital humanities in the graduate and undergraduate curriculum at Princeton.


The CDH hosts and co-hosts a wide range of events designed to bring greater awareness of digital humanities research methods and discoveries to the Princeton community. The center fosters discussion on campus and actively engages in debates about critical issues in the field.

The Not-So-Fine Print

The Center for Digital Humanities develops open access projects and open source software.  As appropriate, CDH staff members may serve as Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on CDH projects.