AADHum brings African American studies and digital humanities together in order to expand upon both fields, making the digital humanities more inclusive of African American history and culture and enriching African American studies research with new methods, archives and tools.

Generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the initiative draws on the remarkable faculty, staff, and centers—in the College of Arts and Humanities and across the university—with internationally recognized expertise in the digital humanities and in African American literature, history, and culture. The initiative is co-directed by the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities and the Arts and Humanities Center for Synergy.


Making the Digital Physical: AADHum’s “Intentionally Digital, Intentionally Black” Conference

Ph.D. Student Ravynn K. Stringfield (American Studies, William & Mary) reflects on her experience at the #AADHum2018 national conference. In a moving account of her engagement with her colleagues and mentors, she considers, “What does it mean to make the digital physical? Better yet, how does it feel to make the digital physical? … it feels like the best of me is being seen, supported and loved. Now, how many academic conferences can you say do that kind of affective labor?”



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