What is “Digital Humanities”?

The answer depends on whom you ask, but generally speaking, the digital humanities bridge the gap between traditional humanities scholarship and digital technology. Digital humanities value accessible and inclusive scholarship, collaboration among disciplines and the public, and iterative and experimental methods of knowledge production. Crucial to the study of the digital humanities are critical analyses of the ends to which technology is put to use, the ethics involved in data and privacy management, and the political and social structures reinforced or altered by digital systems. By employing such methods as data mining and visualization, critical curation, and code and computing studies, digital humanities attempt responsibly to move academic scholarship into the twenty-first century.

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