A blog on the digital humanities

This blog describes my exploration of the digital humanities.

My journey started when I read Dr. Nadine Akkerman’s blog post “Ciphers and Codes in the Letters of Female Spies”. Unfortunately this is no longer posted but “Invisible but ever-present: female spies in the 17th century” describes Nadine’s work in this area and her book “Invisible Agents: Women and Espionage in Seventeenth-Century Britain”.

I used this research and that of others to create the scenarios for assignments on the computer forensics course I taught. I drew on this material to create examples of communication and interaction between people, which was used to create examples of forensic evidence, see “Using Virtualisation In The Teaching Of Computer Forensics”.

Having used history to teach digital technology I wondered how digital technology could help teach and understand history. That led me to the digital humanities. This blog documents my journey to learn more about the digital humanities.

The topics covered include:

  • Digital humanities
Gareth Digby

Gareth Digby

A student of the digital humanities

Digital Humanities By Me


A student of the digital humanities threading their way through cyberspace and history.


  • Digital humanities


  • Introduction to Digital Humanities, 2020

    HavardX / EdX

  • Digital Editions Course, 2020

    Talyor Institution Library, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

  • Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School, 2020

    University of Oxford