Digital Humanities (or DH) represents a new concept, a new field of study and teaching, which brings together the humanities and the computer sciences. The specific tools of the latter (data visualization, data recovery, data mining, statistics, text mining, digital mapping, digital editing and publishing) weigh in on literary studies’ methodologies and discourse, history, philosophy, linguistics, art studies, archaeology, architecture, social sciences and cultural studies.
DH does not limit itself only to conventional humanistic practices, but it can engage in its endeavours other fields as well, such as communication theory and practices, ethnic studies, archivistics and library science, mass-media studies, participative practices, film studies, electronic and computer music, technoscience and many others.
DH offers an alternative and a re-conceptualization of the critical methods, a natural result of the widening of its sphere of application and does not aim at rejecting or replacing the traditional research methods in the humanities. The humanities research landscape has undergone a radical change due to the digital technologies, which made room for new academic research collaboration, publishing and pedagogical methods.