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Digital Humanities

UB students graduate into a world changing by the second. One of the most crucial evolutions is in how we access, share and experience information.

It's Not Enough to Keep Pace

The Digital Humanities Initiative represents a pioneering effort to use emerging technologies as both tools of scholarly preservation and instruments of a revolutionary humanities education.

By harnessing the power of artificial intelligence and fostering meaningful collaborations between engineers and humanists, scientists and storytellers, the College of Arts and Sciences will prepare students to become first-responders on the scene of global problem-solving. Able to predict, interpret, adapt and act, fully-vetted on their responsibility to lead the next wave of cultural innovation, our graduates will not just embrace change—they will compel it.

An annotated page from one of Marianne Moore's notebooks, the Marianne Moore Digital Archive.

An annotated page from one of Modernist poet Marianne Moore's notebooks, courtesy of the Marianne Moore Digital Archive

Digital Scholarship Studio and Network

The UB Digital Scholarship Studio and Network provides ongoing collaborative, technical, curricular, and coordinating assistance for faculty and students across the university who are building digital content and systems, bringing together potential research partners and creating new research opportunities especially for projects linking sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities.

Digital Humanities Guide

The Digital Humanities Guide provides an introduction to the wide-ranging methods of digital scholarship, including information on tools and resources for digital projects and information about library services that support digital research and pedagogy at UB.

A language map of the Lower Fungom region.

One ongoing collaborative project seeks to use GIS and social network representations to map the linguistics topography of a unique cluster of languages in the Lower Fungom region of Northwest Cameroon

Did You Know?

> UB pioneered automated handwriting recognition for the U.S. Postal Service, enabling 95% of U.S. letter mail to be sorted without manual intervention.

> UB's Electronic Poetry Center is the first comprehensive Internet archive of its kind for poetry and poetics.

> Groundbreaking work in the development of Geographic Information Science (GIS) allows UB researchers to map everything from poverty to vanishing languages.

> English professor Cristanne Miller founded the Marianne Moore Digital Archive, working to digitize and annotate the modernist poet's more than 120 journals.

> The Tesserae Project, an interdisciplinary, multi-institutional collaboration, provides a flexible and robust web interface for exploring and detecting allusions in Latin text.

From performers and technicians to educators and advocates, passionate people form the heart of our creative community. The Arts Collaboratory unites artistic endeavors across UB, Buffalo and beyond.
By emphasizing support of current diversity-focused research and activities, the Center for Diversity Innovation will help transform UB's students, faculty and staff into more empathetic global citizens.
The Sustainable Urban Environments Initiative is poised to engage Buffalo as a living laboratory in an effort to create the sustainable city of the future. The lessons we learn here will change the world.
From our language to our methods to our tools, the ways we communicate today are strikingly complex. Through the Strategic Communications Hub, we will come together to talk, teach, explore and grow.
We challenge our students to make a difference through research, study abroad, internships and service programs. These hands-on, real-world activities further their professional development while prepping them to become engaged, proactive citizens.