¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Across universities and conferences, even the LA Review of Books, the question seems to come up again and again: what is/are digital humanities? The understanding of what digital work in the humanities is remains in flux and with good reason — the tools and terms are in development, and development is part of the project of DH. It can be overwhelming to address the implementation of technical tools as a theoretical practice of scholarship. It can be destabilizing to critically assess the digital tools that undergird even the most seemingly traditional modes of scholarship. There are people here to help.
¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 When I first began DH Praxis at the Graduate Center in 2014, I wrote a blog post about what I feared, though, hoped DH might mean. In the past two years, I have learned a dizzying amount about this community and conversation. Last year, Mary Catherine Kinniburgh with Patrick Sweeney introduced a workshop on the Lexicon of DH to much applause (read her recap here, and a review from a participant). I am looking forward to reprising the workshop (Thursday, September 29th at 6:30 in Room 6421).
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 for a few recommendations to people who are excited, annoyed, or overwhelmed by “digital humanities.” In the seemingly nebulous space of digital humanities, some basic terms can ground us tremendously.