Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 382. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: email@example.com Date: 2019-11-06 10:07:43+00:00 From: Dino Buzzetti
Subject: Re: [Humanist] 33.379: what is... Dear Mark, You ask:  From: Mark Wolff Subject: Re: [Humanist] 33.373: what is... (127) [...] Could this mean that the digital humanities is a transitional discipline, moving away from the humanities as we've know them for 200 years and leading its practitioners to new and as yet unzoned forms of knowledge? In my opinion Digital Humanities still have a lot to do *for* and *in* the Humanities. As many scholars engaged in this field have already observed - Franco Moretti for one - the Digital Humanities can be thought of as a *meta-discipline* for, as I see it, it comprises two components, an operational one, that consists in the application of computational methods to distinct humanities domains, as well as a theoretical one, that consists in a "critical" (to quote Willard McCarty) or, more specifically, an epistemological reflection on the adequacy of such methods to achieve relevant results. In my Department of Philosophy the professor in the Philosophy of Science was giving epistemology courses in the faculties of the hard sciences. So much for the trend to dispose of the Humanities in higher education. -db -- Dino Buzzetti formerly Department of Philosophy University of Bologna currently Fondazione per le Scienze Religiose Giovanni XXIII via san Vitale, 114 I-40125 Bologna BO _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: firstname.lastname@example.org 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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