DH Reads

DH Read: “Just Google It: A Short History of a Newfound Verb”

This WIRED piece by Virginia Heffernan reminded me of something that Jessica Dauterive, the other 2016-2018 DH Fellow, has brought up in our weekly DH Fellow meetings—that there was something much more playful, open-ended, and less structured about digital history during its earliest phase in the 1990s and that this playfulness is no longer integral to how digital historians think about their work…

Continue Reading

DH Reads

DH Read: “Colonial and Postcolonial Digital Humanities Roundtable”

In a post providing her Skype remarks from the Colonial and Postcolonial DH roundtable at the College of William and Mary’s Race, Memory, and the Digital Humanities Conference, Roopika Risam argues that challenging colonialism in the “digital cultural record” requires “significant attention to how we are designing projects, framing the material in them, and managing the data that is part…

Continue Reading

DH Reads

DH Read: “Twitter’s Response to ‘The Digital-Humanities Bust'”

Over the last few years, DHNow staff have observed a declining number of blog posts that make some sort of insightful argument about digital humanities (I have discussed this previously in this post). One of the explanations that we have identified is the shift from the blogosphere to Twitter as the preferred platform for conversations about digital humanities. In my opinion,…

Continue Reading