The best way to start doing digital humanities is to become a part of the communities where the work is already happening. The most authoritative information on local digital humanities communities is the website of the Triangle Digital Humanities Network. The communities at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are many and diverse. Our DH roots run deep. The William Blake Archive, a partnership between the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH) at Virginia and the Carolina Digital Library and Archives (CDLA), has been on the web since 1996. For reference, that's a full decade before the term "digital humanities" was coined.
UNC is home to hundreds of digital humanities projects in areas such as English, History, American Studies, Communication, Geography, Theater, Religious Studies, Music, and Journalism. At the same time, access to the Triangle affords us the opportunity for cross-institutional efforts. Whatever your discipline, there are groups to join that can support, guide, and enrich your work.
If you're brand new to digital humanities, here are a few places where national and international conversations are happening: