Tracing the development of digital humanities in Australia
School of Arts and Humanities
This chapter traces the development of digital humanities in Australia, with reference to major projects, events, and the establishment of the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (aaDH). It begins by referring to national exemplar projects that predate the establishment of the association in 2011, as well as to major events and initiatives that formed a foundation for the Australian field. It outlines the history of the establishment of aaDH as a professional association, reflecting on its directions over the past decade, and describes the parallel development of major research infrastructure initiatives that have supported the field’s further growth. The chapter is written from the perspective of the association’s founding president.