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Digital Humanities Initiative

The CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative (CUNY DHI), launched in Fall 2010, aims to build connections and community among those at CUNY who are applying digital technologies to scholarship and pedagogy in the humanities. All are welcome: faculty, students, and technologists, experienced practitioners and beginning DHers, enthusiasts and skeptics.

We meet regularly on- and offline to explore key topics in the Digital Humanities, and share our work, questions, and concerns. See our blog for more information on upcoming events (it’s also where we present our group’s work to a wider audience). Help edit the CUNY Digital Humanities Resource Guide, our first group project. And, of course, join the conversation on the Forum.

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DiRT Tools Repository Plugin

  • Hi All,

    The Commons has recently completed work on a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in which we have collaborated with the University of California at Berkeley to encourage usage of the DiRT Directory ( ).

    The Commons team has created a WordPress Plugin ( ) that integrates the DiRT directory into a WordPress/BuddyPress site.

    We have implemented the plugin on the CUNY Academic Commons and I have activated it for this group. The plugin adds a new tab to our group site, “Digital Research Tools.” Through it, you can see what digital tools are used by members of this group, and you can also visit the directory on the Commons and note which tools you use –

    For more on this plugin, please see our documentation page — . Many thanks to Commons developer Boone Gorges for his work on the plugin, to our UX team (Chris Stein and Samantha Raddatz) for their feedback, and to Scott Voth for putting together this documentation.

    If you have any questions about how this works, please let us know. For now, I hope that this provides a good way to see who else in the CUNY community is using various digital tools that interest you.



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