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Introducing Digital Humanities (Full)
Korey Jacksonon 7 August 2014
Transcript of Introducing Digital Humanities (Full)
but what does it mean? There are a lot of ways to answer this question...
nearly as many ways as there are practitioners of DH. Without going too far down the rabbit hole...
let's isolate and talk about five different modes of DH. The following five categories are borrowed from Patrik Svensson's "The Landscape of Digital Humanities" (2009). From large-scale databases to visualization platforms...
like Google's Ngram viewer as well as GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and other kinds of spatial mapping. Analyzing new media and new modes of behavior and production facilitated by this media. Digital humanities is big.
It's got cachet. It's got cool. But it's also...
just big. Rather than straightforward research projects, many DHers have focused on tool-building to make digital research easier. They've also begun to rely on the collective wisdom and input of the crowd. DH means taking advantage of "digital" not only as an object of study... but also as a mode of production. Crowdsourcing Multimedia Get involved in organizations conferences discipline-specific online groups and other information sources. Take a look at exemplary (and funded) projects and tool up! The scale of DH work from databases and tools to collaborative environments and publications... requires us to share