The Humanities Go Digital
September 9th, 2011
In recent years the Humanities have exploded, literally and figuratively, into the world of digital media. As support (and funding) for the Humanities falters across the globe* opportunities within the Digital Humanities continue to flourish, even grow. Digital projects, such as Romantic Circles, Nines, and our very own Digital Forsyth, take the computational rigor and resources that have long under-girded the sciences and applied them to the study of history, language, and culture. Through digital portals humanists can access data and materials, and share research with other scholars and the general public in an instant.
* If this is news to you read this article about the status of Humanities scholarship in the UK, published by the Guardian in 2010.
Check out Wake Forest’s own Digital Humanities Initiative.
Articles about the Digital Humanities
The Promise of Digital Humanities, by Steve Kolowich- Inside Higher Ed
The Landscape of Digital Humanities, by Patrik Svensson- Digital Humanities Quarterly