The Range of Digital Humanities

In a recent post on his site, William G. Thomas, whom some of you may recognize as the chair of the History department at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and/or the author of the essay on “Computing and the Historical Imagination” in A Companion to Digital Humanities (2004), offers a typology of digital scholarship.¬†While I’m not crazy about his matrix (see the linked PDF), it might be useful, given the wide range of experiences and interests present in those attending, as a starting¬†point for a discussion about what all the umbrella of digital humanities now covers. (In addition to the Companion above, there are continual attempts on The Humanist, as noted here, to define DH.) Some of this ground is also covered in the narrative for the Louisiana DH Lab, which Clai Rice and I wrote (in what seems like years ago).

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I am an associate professor in the Department of English at UL-Lafayette, where I focus on creativity and tradition in discrete groups and/or texts. I am a folklorist by training, but I don't think that means I can't use computers to do interesting kinds of analysis. I have a ten year old at home, which means not only am I used to big, hard to answer questions, I kinda like them.

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  1. Hi John. I think this could be one of the first sessions. So that some of us (less familiar with DH) could learn about the field. I plan to propose a session on teaching Digital Humanities in the afternoon. Thomas

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