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Digital Humanities Resources

Are you creating a digital project?  Here is a list of free, open source software for digital projects such as text/data mining, visualization and multimedia, information retrieval and digital publishing​​.

Digital Humanities Toolkits


A free, ​open-source web-publishing platform used to create and​ display ​library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. Omeka's Showcase ​includes projects powered by Omeka.​


A suite of add-on tools for Omeka, Neatline allows scholars, students and curators to tell stories with maps and timelines

Mapping Tools​

ArcGis StoryMaps

A tool for creating immersive stories with text, interactive maps, and other multimedia content


A tool for creating customized Google maps from lists of addresses


A digital, user-generated archive of historical photos, videos, audio recordings and personal recollections.  Users are able to use the location and date of their  content to "pin" it to Google Maps


A suite of add-on tools for Omeka that allows users to create timelines


A cross-platform free and open source desktop geographic information systems (GIS) application that provides data viewing, editing and analysis capabilities

PLOTS Map Knitter​

A user-friendly DIY tool for combining/stitching maps together

Data Visualization Tools​​​​

Tableau Public​

Free software that allows users to connect to a spreadsheet or file and create interactive data visualizations for the web​​​


A web-based platform for the visualization of complex, multi-dimensional data


A web-based text reading and analysis environment

Raw Graphs

A tool for creating vector-based visualization derived from data


An open source library of web charts ​that generates dynamic graphs with JavaScript

Timeline Tools​​​

Chronos Timeline

Designed specifically for needs in the humanities and social sciences to represent time-based data.  Chronos allows scholars and students to present historical data in a flexible online environment.  Switching easily between vertical and horizontal orientations, researchers can quickly scan large number of events, highlight and filter events based on subject matter or tags, and recontextualize historical data​


A collection of free web widgets, predominantly for data visualization


An open-source tool for creating interactive, visually-rich timelines


A tool for creating timelines which can be added to a website or blog

Collaboration Tools​​​

​​​Google Drive

A  free web-based tool for storing, accessing and sharing files.​​​


​Free, open-source reference management software to help you collect, organize, cite and share bibliographic data and related research materials

Content Mangement Systems & Web Publishing​


A free and open-source blogging tool and content management system, whose flexibility as a digital humanities tool stems from its extensive library of plugins.  DH Press is built on the WordPress platform and its plugin-based architecture


A blogging and social networking website


An open-source theme and plugin for the WordPress blogging engine that allows readers to annotate paragraph by paragraph in the margins of a text


Free, open-source software package that allows you to easily organize, manage and publish your content, with an endless variety of customization

Drupal for Humanists

A guide geared specifically at humanists that details how to shape Drupal core and its community-developed modules into web environments that are highly customized for use in the humanities, but don't require code-writing expertise to develop or maintain​​

​​​Network Analysis


A free and open-source network analysis and visualization software package for Microsoft Excel 2007/2010


Open-source software for visualizing and analyzing large networks graphs



A web-based wireframing and mock up tool for creating webpage schematics/blueprints.  The downloadable software is not free, but you can launch a free, web-based, demo version of Balsamiq


MIT App Inventor

A tool for android app development that requires little programming knowledge


Create mobile applications for iPhone, Android, Windows and more using HTML5, CSS and Javascript​

Students in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences  also have access to all of the academic support facilities of The Citadel. Those facilities range from the basic orientation to college provided by Citadel 101 to the professional counseling offered by the Career Center. Fuller descriptions of types of support available to students are provided at the links below.

Career Center

Center for Academic Enrichment

Daniel Library

Honors Program

Multicultural Student Services & International Studies

Multimedia Services

Public Speaking Lab

Writing and Learning Center

Tools. Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative. 2017. Retrieved from

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