Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 596. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 2019-04-05 00:55:54+00:00 From: Henry Schaffer
Subject: DH - pro/con The Chronicle of Higher Education has some interesting perspectives on DH. Here are two opposing views - first the Editors Intro: In the last six months, a new front has opened in the often fiery disciplinary disputes over the role of quantitative methods in the humanities. The University of Chicago Press published two major new works of computational literary scholarship, Andrew Piper's *Enumerations: Data and Literary Study* and Ted Underwood's *Distant Horizons: Digital Evidence and Literary Change.* And this month Nan Z. Da harshly criticized what she called "computational literary studies" in the pages of *Critical Inquiry*. This week *The Chronicle Review* is featuring essays by Underwood and Da, arguing from either side of the conflict. We're also resurfacing some previous salvos in this war from our archive. -- The Editors Now for the two articles: Dear Humanists: Fear Not the Digital Revolution Advances in computing will benefit traditional scholarship -- not compete with it By Ted Underwood https://www.chronicle.com/article/Dear-Humanists-Fear-Not-the/245987 The Digital Humanities Debacle Computational methods repeatedly come up short. By Nan Z. Da https://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Digital-Humanities-Debacle/245986 Some articles in the Chronicle are labelled "Premium" and behind a paywall. But often higher ed libraries have a subscription which enables access from either the library or the campus. I've barely started reading the two articles, so I may comment on the content later. --henry schaffer _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: email@example.com List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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