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The Early History of Digital Humanities at USC


The Center for Digital Humanities at USC was founded in 2010, but the need for an interdisciplinary approach to the humanities and computing has existed for over 40 years. At USC almost 30 years ago, two visionary scholars—David Chesnutt and Robert Oakman—sought to apply new technology to the study of literature and history, and to bridge the gap between scientists and humanists.