Mission + People


The Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities (IDAH) serves as the hub for digital arts and humanities on the Indiana University Bloomington campus.

IDAH supports faculty, students, librarians, and technologists who engage with digital methods and tools by fostering networks among people and campus services with theoretical, disciplinary, and technical expertise.

Our focus on digital approaches to research, pedagogy, and artistic practices extends to our outreach efforts, ranging from discussion groups and lecture series to one-on-one consultations. We assist our partners as they explore digital tools, create and curate digital collections, pursue internal and external funding, and preserve their work through publication.


KALANI CRAIG Co-Director for IDAH, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of History, Affiliated Faculty in the Learning Sciences
MICHELLE DALMAU Co-Director for IDAH, Associate Librarian and Head of Digital Collections Services for the IU Libraries

IDAH relies on faculty expertise and guidance to effectively serve the IUB digital arts & humanities community. Our governance structure reflects the variety of DAH activities on campus, beginning with the Institute's co-directors and extending to IDAH's four separate governing bodies: the policy, steering, curriculum, and advocacy committees. In addition, IDAH's small team of support staff includes a pedagogy specialist, methods specialist, and mapping specialist—meaning we're poised to help with any of your digitally-inflected questions.


The Institute for Digital Arts & Humanities is supported by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research with contributions from broad array of partnerships across the IUB campus. We are grateful for all of the financial and intellectual support our partners provide, both for the Institute's day-to-day activities and special events. 


The Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities was initiated in 2007 by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Indiana University, Bloomington.

The IDAH offices and conference room, located on the first floor of the East Tower of the Wells Library, serves as a campus hub for individual consultations with faculty, as well as for IDAH presentations, special topic seminars, and IU's branch of the HASTAC Scholar's program.