Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 603. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: email@example.com Date: 2020-02-13 16:37:10+00:00 From: Willard McCarty
Subject: missed opportunities As you're probably aware, not a few messages posted on Humanist are taken from other, more specialised lists. No problem here, except that the overall tendency of activity's migration out into the older disciplines marks lost opportunities for digital humanities. For sure, this migration is a good sign of acceptance, for which we have fought long and hard against indifference and determined resistance. (Us older ones could tell many stories...) But these other disciplines are not primarily methodological; for me, the heart and soul of digital humanities is. On the positive side, this means that everything that happens with computing in whatever discipline is (potentially) relevant, even of prime interest. But the tendency to think only within the blinkered scope of a single discipline seems to be preventing our colleagues from seeing this. Mind you, I am not advocating the breaking down of disciplinary boundaries, rather expanding outward from one's discipline of origin. Digital humanities provides a language, as it were, for all -- one that shows another way of seeing things. Consider, then, if you would, encouraging our colleagues to keep one eye on the methodology of their work wherever it happens and reporting what's happening here. Digital classicists, digital historians et al., you have much of great interest to say to those who are not classicists, historians et al. Many thanks. Yours, WM -- Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor emeritus, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews (www.tandfonline.com/loi/yisr20) and Humanist (www.dhhumanist.org) _______________________________________________ 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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