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)

Workshop: Understanding and Practicing Map Literacy
Starts: March 3, 2017, 1:00 pm
Ends: March 3, 2017, 3:00 pm
Location: Digital Scholarship Commons, Hillman Library, Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Description: **Part of the Spring 2017 Pitt ULS/iSchool Digital Scholarship Workshop & Lecture Series**

Presenter: Jessica Benner, Doctoral Candidate, School of Information Sciences

Everyday we interact with visualizations of space, aka maps. How we interact with a map is determined by many factors. Who made it? What is it trying to convey? Where did the underlying data come from? We ask these and more questions, often unconsciously, as we decide whether a map contains the information we seek. This workshop will begin with a brief history of the map, introduce the concept of map literacy and finish with participants interacting with a series of digital and paper maps using the information they obtained during the first part of the session.

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DH Salon with Padmini Ray Murray
Starts: March 14, 2017, 12:00 pm
Ends: March 14, 2017, 1:00 pm
Location: Visual Media Workshop, 116 Frick Fine Arts, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Description: Come and join us for a lunchtime DH Salon with Padmini Ray Murray. We will be discussing issues surrounding the Digital Humanities as it is practiced globally. Bring your lunch and your interest!
Padmini Ray Murray Talk: "Diversifying Data: Building Subversive Ontologies"
Starts: March 14, 2017, 4:00 pm
Ends: March 14, 2017, 5:30 pm
Location: 501 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Description: In a quest to understand the relevance of digital humanities in an Indian context, it is necessary to consider national narratives around the construction of the technosocial subject, which have often threatened local and culturally specific modes of being, especially in a country of such varied linguistic and regional histories. In my talk I will explore how, in contemporary India what constitutes cultural heritage is increasingly contested ground, and how the sensitive creation of new ontologies which are alert to these degrees of difference can be an effective tool of resistance and subversion.