What is the Digital Humanities?
One of the richest and fastest growing areas for teaching, research, and scholarship in the humanities is in what has become known as the Digital Humanities.
According to “A Guide to Digital Humanities” (http://sites.library.northwestern.edu/dh/), DH includes, but is not exclusive to, the following:
· scholarship presented in digital form(s)
· scholarship enabled by digital methods & tools
· scholarship about digital technology & culture
· scholarship building and experimenting with digital technology
· scholarship critical of its own digital-ness
“This final section of Digital Humanities reflects on the
preceding chapters, but can also stand alone as a concise
overview of the field. As digital methodologies, tools,
and skills become increasingly central to work in the
humanities, questions regarding fundamentals, project
outcomes, assessment, and design have become urgent.
The specifications provide a set of checklists to guide
those who do work in the Digital Humanities, as well as
those who are asked to assess and fund Digital Humanities
scholars, projects, and initiatives.”