About Digital Humanities and this Internship

What is the Digital Humanities?

Widely debated amongst its practitioners, there is no set definition of Digital Humanities. Each researcher has their own definition of the term, and the number of tools available makes each researcher’s experience unique. Yet a common theme arises from each researcher’s experience: the use of technology to make doing, managing, preserving, and sharing humanities research easier. Participation in this field is a vital aspect to making the humanities relevant in the age of technology and preserving history for future generations.

About this Internship

The Digital Humanities Internship began in the fall of 2017 with support from the Hyle Family Endowed Professorship through the Oklahoma State University Library with the purpose of employing undergraduates, teaching them how to use various digital tools, and giving them valuable work-place experience. During their employment, the intern learns how to use digital tools and then completes a project related to Oklahoma State University history with that knowledge. Past projects include, “Williams Hall Recreation” and “How the Depression Affected Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College.” Below are the biographies of past and current interns.

Claire RingerĀ Fall 2018-Present

Hello there! My name is Claire Ringer and I’m a History major here at OSU. I began working as the Digital Humanities Intern in September of 2018, and since then I’ve learned a lot about this field, doing research, and who I am as a person. With the end goal of learning how to use various digital tools, I’ve been working on a research project about Oklahoma State during the Great Depression. I’m so happy that you’ve found this blog and I hope that you’ll follow along on all my research adventures!

Lydia PerezĀ Fall 2017-Summer 2018

My name is Lydia Perez and I am a recent graduate of Oklahoma State University. My major was History and my minor was Anthropology, but I am not entirely sure what I want to do with my life! This internship has opened my eyes to the different avenues I can take, once I figure out my calling.

This is the first time Oklahoma State University has had a digital humanities internship, and it has been described an “everchanging experience”. I am so glad I have been able to experience such an amazing and eye-opening internship

Unless otherwise noted, the pictures used for this blog come from the Oklahoma State University Library website.

Links to Useful Sites:


Maps and Spatial Data

Oral History

Digital Collections