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The Utopianism of the Digital Humanities

Alongside my blogmates, I attended my first THATCamp at last week’s AHA meeting in Chicago. I learned a lot and enjoyed myself. I think we especially gained valuable feedback during the session that Ben proposed on E-publishing. That said, I came away somewhat skeptical of what I sensed was a utopianism among many of the digital humanists and historians at THATCamp. In one session that I attended–on the question, “What Are the Digital Humanities?” (still debated, not surprisingly, since the much older question, “What Are the Humanities?” has yet to be resolved either)–some of the participants made claims that digitalization Read more