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Digital Humanities


About Digital Humanities

There is no single definition of Digital Humanities, but it provides an “avenue for envisioning a new kind of education in which ‘faculty and students use digital resources to pose new questions, discover and create knowledge in distributed and collaborative ways, work with scholars and information globally without physically leaving campus, and simultaneously gather and share data in the field.’ ” 

Daniel Chamberlain, “Should Liberal Arts Campuses Do Digital Humanities?” Bryan Alexander and Rebecca Frost Davis, 375. Quoted in Matthew K. Gold, ed, Debates in the Digital Humanities. Minneapolis, MN, University of Minnesota Press, 2012.

Integrating traditional questions and texts with new, digital methods, or asking Humanities questions about digital tools, “the digital humanities at its best furthers humanities questions.”

“The Digital in the Humanities: An interview with Laura Mandell” by Melissa Dinsman, Los Angeles Review of Books, 24 April 2016: NB: Mandell positions DH beside ‘print humanities’ rather than a term like ‘traditional humanities’

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