4 Replies to “But is it scholarship?”

  1. I’m all for it, but faculty are asked to compartmentalize all of what we do into a few reductionist categories.

    “Who cares?” — Sadly, deans, faculty colleagues, and tenure and promotion committees…..

  2. Actually, answering the “who cares” question is what makes digital humanities more interesting than, say, science. (Ohhh! Burn! I’m taking the scientists *down*!)

    Though I’m just dipping my toe into the DH waters, it seems that contextualizing — that is in this case, answering the question of value — is the ‘humanities’ part of DH. Otherwise, it’s just information technology, applied to one area of knowledge. Doing digital humanities means you *get to* answer the “why” while doing fun tech stuff.

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