is pleased to announce that Jennifer Guiliano and Simon Appleford have signed with John Wiley & Sons Limited to publish Getting Started in the Digital Humanities: A How-To Guide for Digital Research.

Building on the authors’ combined 10+ years working in digital humanities project development, management, and grant writing, as well as the resources available at, Getting Started in the Digital Humanities will offer three major interventions: 1) it will present the first, full-length guide to developing digital research from inception to fruition that is not tied to any one discrete discipline; 2) it will address the increasing need for training materials for academics, particularly early career humanists, who may be new to digital research; and 3) it evinces the belief that project development and management within the humanities must rely on best practices and standards that address the need to reproduce and track humanistic thought processes.

Getting Started in the Digital Humanities is a response to the increasing number of first-time digital humanists who are initiating projects, as well as to the growing mandate from Universities and Colleges to undertake digital humanities-based research and teaching. As such, it will form a critical entry point for faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students, and other professional staff, searching for an overview of the process of actually doing digital humanities throughout the entire lifecycle of a project, from the initial idea stage through evaluation and wrap up. and Getting Started in the Digital Humanities will offer complementary resources to readers. will continue to provide open access to a wide range of teaching materials, including the presentations, podcasts, and exemplar materials that are currently available, and will be regularly updated. Getting Started in the Digital Humanities, meanwhile, will provide an opportunity to offer a far more in-depth and prose-based approach to address the many challenges scholars face when embarking on a digital research project. Chapters will cover the following topics:

  1. Discovering the Digital Humanities

  2. Types of Digital Humanities Projects

  3. Designing Your First Project

  4. Project Teams and Partners

  5. Process and Publication

  6. Managing Your Project

  7. Thinking About Data

  8. Publicity

  9. Money, Money, Money

  10. The Grant Process

  11. Evaluations, Surveys, and Metrics for Success

  12. All About the Problems

Getting Started in the Digital Humanities is scheduled for release from John Wiley & Sons Limited in summer/fall 2015.

About: (or develop DH) was built to respond to the growing demand for digital humanities training in that area but also as an online repository of training materials, lectures, exemplars, and links that offer best practices to beginner, intermediate, and advanced digital humanists.

Jennifer Guiliano received a Bachelors of Arts in English and History from Miami University (2000), a Masters of Arts in History from Miami University (2002), and a Masters of Arts (2004) in American History from the University of Illinois before completing her Ph.D. in History at the University of Illinois (2010). She currently is an Assistant Director at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at the University of Maryland and a Center Affiliate of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. She has served as a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant and Program Manager at the Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (2008-2010) and as Associate Director of the Center for Digital Humanities (2010-2011) and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of South Carolina. Jennifer currently serves on the Association for Computing in the Humanities (ACH) Executive Council (2013-2016), as co-director with Trevor Muñoz of Humanities Intensive Learning + Teaching (HILT), and as an adjunct instructor with the Digital Cultures and Creativity Program at the University of Maryland.

Simon Appleford is Associate Director for Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at the Clemson CyberInstitute, and an Adjunct Lecturer in History at Clemson University. Simon received a Masters of Arts in Modern History and a Masters of Literature in Modern American History from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and is currently completing his PhD in History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining Clemson University in 2011 he was Assistant Director at the University of Illinois’ Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science. His interests in digital technologies and American history have led to several publications including articles in CTWatch Quarterly and Toward the Meeting of the Waters: Currents in the Civil Rights Movement in South Carolina (University of South Carolina Press, 2007.)