After taking over as Managing Editor of Digital Humanities Now and retaining all of the daily responsibilities of Site Manager, I haven’t really had the time to reflect on DH reads here. However, I wanted to share a couple of roundup posts I put together for DHNow in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
These unprecedented circumstances have prompted a number of very important reflections on DH labor, data visualization, online collections, and, of course, digital pedagogy. It’s impossible to say what the future holds for digital humanities, or academia in general, in the wake of the pandemic, but what is clear to me is that the immediacy of blogging has never been more critical for the field. I’ve spent a lot of time over the last couple years talking to people about whether DH blogging is dying, and I always try to push back on the idea that it’s outmoded. I’ve never been more proud to work on DHNow. I know it’s an infinitesimal contribution, but I’m glad we can connect educators, researchers, and students with the information and resources they need in this moment, especially reminders that we can and should scale back our expectations for ourselves and others. We are all worth more than our productivity.