CDRH Governance Document

The Center for Digital Research in the Humanities is a joint initiative of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries and the College of Arts & Sciences.


Advancing cultural inquiry for the public good.


The Center is a community of researchers collaborating to build digital content and systems in order to generate and express knowledge of the humanities. We mentor emerging voices and advance digital futures for all.


Because we believe the humanities achieves its full scope only as a function of its place in everyone’s lives:

We value all forms of humanistic inquiry.

We value the work and the priorities of CDRH community members in all roles at the university, including students, faculty, staff, and academic leadership.

We value good communication: transparency, constructive dialogue, knowledge sharing, and respectful listening.

We recognize local community and the people of Nebraska, both as audiences for CDRH work and as sources of creative and meaningful collaborations.

We value innovation while still honoring our disciplinary traditions.

We encourage curiosity, learn from failure, embrace difference, and practice patience in order to create a nurturing and humane Digital Humanities community.

We value reparative work in and through the CDRH community that engages underrepresented communities, stories, and experiences.


The Center for Digital Research in the Humanities promotes collaborative, transdisciplinary digital humanities research and encourages grants in the humanities. Through its endowment, the Center provides mentoring opportunities for the next generation of humanities scholars.

As a Program of Excellence, the Center fosters and serves as a catalyst for digital humanities research by providing spaces for collaborative research teams to meet, technological support, infrastructure for long-term sustainability of research, and connections to international research networks. While Faculty Fellows of the Center have tenure homes in Anthropology, Art & Art History, Classics & Religious Studies, English, History and the Libraries, the Center serves any discipline in which the research intersects with the humanities.

With endowment funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and private donors, the center supports early career humanities scholars.

Becoming involved

The digital humanities community at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is broad, and there are many opportunities for involvement.

The co-directors of the Center are available to consult with University of Nebraska faculty members about digital humanities research goals and planning. Directors may connect you with others working in similar areas, suggest research team members, assist in identifying grants opportunities and in grant writing.

DH Dialogues, a monthly presentation on different topics of interest in the humanities is held during the academic year. Anyone interested from the University of Nebraska is welcome to attend.

The Nebraska Forum on Digital Humanities is held annually. The forum includes a public lecture or panel, and a day of activities highlighting the work of early career scholars.

For other information, especially for early career scholars and students, see the “Opportunities” section of the website.

Connections to the wider world of digital humanities

The following links may be useful to reviewers who need more information about standards or digital humanities resources:

The Center is a founding member of centerNet, an international network of digital humanities centers, and is an institutional member of the TEI Consortium , the National Humanities Alliance, and the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes. The Center is also a member of the Humanities Without Walls consortium of fifteen universities in the Midwest, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.