Defining the Digital Humanities

…the dig­i­tal human­i­ties (con­ceived of in the plural) com­prises some­thing very much like a cur­ricu­lum, an inter-related col­lec­tion of sub­ject domains and resources that, as a whole, con­tributes to both the con­struc­tion of knowl­edge and the edu­ca­tion of peo­ple. Although no one indi­vid­ual can mas­ter an entire cur­ricu­lum, a cur­ricu­lum nev­er­the­less has a logic, a coher­ence, and even a cen­ter of gravity.

…that cen­ter of grav­ity is not a par­tic­u­lar assem­blage of tech­nolo­gies or meth­ods but the on-going, play­ful encounter with dig­i­tal rep­re­sen­ta­tion itself. It is the encounter that the dig­i­tal human­ist dis­cov­ers and finds at once reveal­ing, sat­is­fy­ing, and an inef­fa­ble source of fel­low feel­ing with his col­leagues.

Rafael Alvarado, “The Digital Humanities Situation,” The Transducer

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