A center created to support the digital research endeavors of faculty and students in the humanities and social sciences


Our Story

Learn about the IRIS Center

The Minor

Become a Digital Humanities and Social Sciences minor at SIUE.


A series of presentations by IRIS faculty, staff, and students on DH topics.


Classroom Support

Unsure of how to introduce DH into your classroom? We can help.

Teaching Resources

Key resources for incorporating DH into your teaching.

Lesson Plans

Ready to use lessons in the digital humanities.


IRIS at Work

Stay up-to-date on current student, staff, and faculty projects.


Explore DH topics and tools and how to use them.

IRIS Resources

Hardware and software available through the IRIS Center.


Getting Started

Take your idea and turn it into a full-fledged digital project.


Read the University’s and Center’s statements on faculty digital scholarship.

Curriculum Vitae

See the DH-related work of IRIS-affiliated faculty.

IRIS Projects

Catherine's World
As part of the exit project requirement for her Master’s Degree in Historical Studies, Jessica Mills created “Catherine’s World,” a website examining Saint Catherine of Siena and how her network helped authorize and give political power to her mission.
Conversation Toward a Brighter Future 2.0
This NEH-funded collaboration with the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities involves more than 100 high school students in Madison County producing digital stories related to age and generational divides.
Digital Community Engagement Pathway
The Digital Community Engagement Pathway is a general education pathway for underserved students that uses community engagement, small research teams, and an interdisciplinary curriculum so students can address the world’s most pressing problems.
Digital East St. Louis
Digital East St. Louis, a three-year, NSF-funded project and collaboration with the SIUE STEM Center, engaged students in grades 6-9 in the creation of a content-rich, digital humanities website about the history and culture of their city.
Forgotten Illinois
Forgotten Illinois 200 is a digital gallery of the projects funded by Forgotten Illinois, a grant program of Illinois Humanities created to celebrate the Illinois Bicentennial in 2018 and to highlight lesser-known aspects of Illinois history and identity.
Madison Historical
Madison Historical, under the direction of editors Steve Hansen, Jeff Manuel, and Jason Stacy, documents, preserves, and shares the rich history of Madison County, Illinois through encyclopedia articles, digital artifacts, and oral histories.
Manang Languages
This NSF CAREER project, under the supervision of project director Kristine Hildebrandt, involves collaborative field investigations of four indigenous languages of Manang, Nepal in order to merge traditional documentation methods with a multimedia map.
Nepal Earthquakes
This NSF Documenting Endangered Languages REU funded online digital exhibit and archive documents the context and history behind and language data and team-related outputs connected to the 2015 earthquakes that severely affected Nepal.
Borderlands: The Goshen Settlement of William Bolin Whiteside
This senior project for Ben Ostermeier is a study of the life, landscape, and environmental impact of William Bolin Whiteside — one of the first Anglo-American settlers to live on the land that became the campus of SIUE.
The Wide, Wide World Digital Edition
This site, under the supervision of project director Jessica DeSpain, maps transatlantic publication networks via the development of a digital edition of Susan Warner’s 1851 female Bildungsroman The Wide, Wide World.