Having a community to troubleshoot with, bounce ideas off, and even learn with can help keep you inspired and motivated. And, being part of a larger scholarly community has career-level benefits. Here are a few suggested starting places for finding like-minded scholars:
- Attend GCDI Working Groups – connect with others learning and building projects with Python, R, digital archives, and mapping
- Register for the Digital Dissertation Commons Group–a group on the Commons, specific to those interested in/working on digital dissertations. Commons groups are great for establishing community, asking questions, and sharing resources.
- Join the GC’s New Media Lab which offers avenues for sharing your work, obtaining funding, and gaining access to digital tools you might not otherwise be able to use
- Join the New York City Digital Humanities online community (NYCDH) to connect with a broader range of digital scholars in the area
- Join a national/international DH scholarly society/collective such as the Association for Computers and Humanities (ACH), Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), Electronic Literature Organization (ELO), and Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC)
- Sign up for a DH/digital studies listservs–these are a great way to get connected with other projects, resources, funding opportunities, and jobs–the DHSI, Association of Internet Researchers, Leonardo, and Digital Humanities Network are good places to start
- Apply for a fellowship from GCDI, Teaching and Learning Center, Futures Initiative, or Publics Lab