The Digital Humanities Initiative at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute organizes events and communities interested in the digital humanities, broadly conceived across the disciplines and in dialog with media studies, technology and ethics, information studies, and related topics. We host the PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge, the NCCU-Duke Digital Humanities Fellows program, and organize events and opportunities around campus. We also co-sponsor the interdisciplinary PhD program in Computational Media, Arts & Cultures, and coordinate with the Libraries, interdisciplinary labs, and other programs on joint programming. The recent NEH-supported Virtual and Augmented Reality Digital Humanities Institute was housed administratively at FHI, which also provided major program support.

The Digital Humanities Initiative at FHI is led by Professor Victoria Szabo and an Executive Committee that includes FHI Director Professor Ranjana Khanna, Associate Director Christina Chia, PhD Lab Co-Director Professor Philip J. Stern, and Senior Program Coordinator, for Educational Programs & Digital Humanities Amanda Starling Gould. Professor Astrid Guigni serves as our liaison to the Data+ program hosted by the Rhodes Information Initiative. FHI Lab Staff Coordinator Jennifer Zhou provides program support to the PhD Lab and DHI activities.