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The Walter J. Ong, S.J., Center for Digital Humanities

Digital humanities is a theory and a practice of using digital tools to conduct and present humanities research.


The Walter J. Ong, S.J., Center for Digital Humanities advances trans-disciplinary and interdisciplinary, collaborative scholarship by serving as the hub for digital humanities at Saint Louis University.

Students view a projected image in a digital humanities classroom

The center supports the digital humanities research and pedagogy needs of SLU faculty, staff and students by building communities among people who wish to engage with digital methods and tools. Closely integrated with these activities, we develop digital technologies that foster research in the humanities. The center achieves these goals through a variety of outreach efforts and partnerships within and beyond the University community.

The center’s main objectives therefore are discrete and overlapping:

  • To promote the practice of digital humanities at Saint Louis University;
  • To assist faculty and students in the design and implementation of their digital humanities research and pedagogy; and
  • To develop innovative software in support of digital humanities research.


The Walter J. Ong, S.J., Center for Digital Humanities is an academic unit of the College of Arts and Sciences. We are supported in part by a generous grant from the ICF Foundation in order to further the distinguished legacy of Walter J. Ong, a long-term faculty member at Saint Louis University.

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