Tools for Digital Humanities / Humanities Student Conference

On March 23, 2019, I had the privilege of giving the keynote address as the Stolzenberg-Doan Speaker for the inaugural Humanities Student Conference entitled ‘Crossroads of the Transatlantic.’

Check out the conference program here!

To complement my keynote and post-lunch lecture, here is a curated list for participants on digital humanities + pedagogy. 

For a list of digital tools, check out a few lib guides from university libraries like the following:

Northwestern University:

University of Tennessee:

New York University:

A few readings on digital humanities and digital pedagogy:

Free Tools for Students and Faculty


Omeka (  allows for the creation and sharing of scholarly collections or exhibits.

WordPress ( a popular, open-source blogging platform. Can be used for websites. 

Storymaps ( your maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content.

Scaler ( supports the creation of long-form, born-digital online scholarship using a variety of media.


Chronos Timeline ( “dynamically presents historical data in a flexible online environment. Switching easily between vertical and horizontal orientations, researchers can quickly scan large numbers of events, highlight and filter events based on subject matter or tags, and recontextualize historical data.”

QGIS ( is “the best GIS tool in the free and open-source software (FOSS) community.”

TimelineJS ( “is an open-source tool that enables anyone to build visually rich, interactive timelines. Beginners can create a timeline using nothing more than a Google spreadsheet.”


Concordle ( and Wordle ( creates word clouds that are interactive.

Netlytic ( is a text and social network analyzer that summarizes and discovers social networks that are apparent from online conversations on social media sites.

Palladio ( visualizes historical data.

Prism ( is a tool for crowdsourcing the interpretation of any type of textual materials.

Sophie ( allows users to combine text, images, video, and sound.

Tableau ( is a free data visualization software.

Voyant Tools ( is a web-based reading and analysis environment for any digital text.


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