The DHRX is a cross-campus faculty research network designed to highlight innovative, digitally-focused academic work at the University of Pittsburgh. Bringing together researchers from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds, the network is dedicated to exploring the creative use of digital technologies in humanities and social science research.

Currently, a major goal of the DHRX is to help build community. The members of the network are frequently in contact with one another and the group meets as a whole once per semester to discuss issues and challenges specific to digital making.

We are enthusiastic about the ways that digital technology can expand, reconfigure, and enrich our understanding of the relationship between academic inquiry and the social world.

For further information or to find out more about joining the network, please feel free to contact Alison Langmead, Principal Contact for the DHRX at

Upcoming PGH|DH (Pittsburgh Digital Humanities) Events (Click here for full calendar)

Python for Humanists
Starts: September 22, 2017, 1:00 pm
Ends: September 22, 2017, 5:00 pm
Location: Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
Description: The RHLMC invites all researchers in the humanities to a special workshop event: Python for Humanists. In recent years, Python has emerged as an essential tool in digitally oriented humanities research. Known for its beginner-friendliness and robust community base, Python is the perfect programming language for humanistic scholars who are interested in adopting computational methods in their own research. Space is limited! Please reserve your spot by submitting this online registration form: There is a $20 registration fee, which is accepted at the door.
Python for Humanists, Day 2
Starts: September 23, 2017, 10:00 am
Ends: September 23, 2017, 3:00 pm
Location: Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
Description: Second day of the Python for Humanists workshop
Colin Allen, "Applying Measures of Meaning in HPS"
Starts: September 26, 2017, 12:05 pm
Ends: September 26, 2017, 1:00 pm
Location: 817R Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh
Description: Recent advances in computational text mining have produced increasingly useful models of semantic similarity such as LSA (Latent Semantic Analysis) and LDA (Latent Dirichlet Allocation) topic models. In this talk, representing work in progress, I will describe our current work with LDA topic models of Darwin’s readings and writings and discuss the potential applications of such models to general questions in the philosophy of science.