Our mission

The Digital Humanities Alliance for Research and Teaching Innovations or DHARTI, is an initiative towards organising and facilitating digital practices in arts and humanities scholarship in India, both within and beyond academic institutes.

We aim:

  • To nurture, mentor and lead DH projects across in India
  • To provide a platform, both online and offline, to showcase, discuss, validate and build upon and extend Humanities projects from India
  • To develop research networks for the Digital Humanities Scholars from India
  • To give global recognition to projects from India through international forums
Dr.Dibyadyuti Roy, Vice President, DHARTI, speaks about DHARTI’s origins at an invited talk

In recent times, we have seen the emergence of several excellent digital projects by researchers and artists already underway in different institutions (public, private, NGO etc.)  developed over the past decade or so. Many of these projects were/are working independently of each other and in many cases these researchers did not self-identify as ‘Digital Humanists,’ nor their projects as ‘Digital Humanities’ projects.

 There was little or no knowledge of these works outside their institutional locations. To connect academic and creative work back together and leverage the power of digital platforms to do so, DHARTI ( Digital Humanities Alliance for Research and Teaching Innovations) aims to establish a network of like minded individuals interested in collaborating across spaces where the digital and humanities meet.