The Rise of Digital Humanities

There seems to be a revolution underway. Perhaps it came a bit unnounced, because it certainly has slipped in without much fanfare. Maybe the fanfare didn't do the revolution justice. However it does have a Manifesto  and if that doesn't reel you in (it's rather long), then try these kernels from ars technica. Now mind yourself, this is "Sunday reading" (specifically the manifesto), so don't pull into the drive-through window expecting to just grab and go. The issue of digital humanities takes us into a vast labyrinth of newly-paved roads with names like "curation", "open source" and "creative commons". But these "names" just skim the surface. It's all actually the mind-set behind the "what is" and the "what will be" definition of scholarship and research.  

 

Alonzo LaMont
 
alonzo@jhmi.edu

 


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