Day of DH 2020

Hello all!

I hope everyone has navigated this confusing transition as well as possible and is in good health. We at the DHC have been settling into our new normal and are coming to you on the Day of Digital Humanities 2020 to talk about what exactly the Digital Humanities are. Below are some short responses from our team on what DH means to us.

Alicia Peaker, Digital Scholarship Librarian

For those of you who do not yet know Alicia Peaker she is the newest addition to our team and excited to meet everyone when we come back to campus:

“What initially drew me to Digital Humanities was an attention to human labor that made space for critiques of traditional models of academic labor that keep people isolated, in competition, and–especially in the humanities–in a battle to prove one’s worth. Many DH practitioners recognize that collaboration is a precondition of good work and that making invisible and emotional labor visible pushes back against these models. This is certainly not how all DH is practiced. But within DH I have found wonderful communities with whom to practice better and more sustainable and sustaining forms of academic work.”

Kaiama Glover, Faculty Director, Digital Humanities Center

“For me, digital humanities work has been a space from which to contest the existing borders of the academy – geocultural, disciplinary, and linguistic. The projects that most appeal to me, and those I’m willing to invest time and other resources into, are those that allow for sustained collaboration with interlocutors who might otherwise be bound by the constraints of non-proximity.”

Miriam Neptune, Director of Teaching, Learning and Digital Scholarship

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Miriam says: “Breaking through hierarchies. Self-reflexive critical making. Process journals and works in progress talks. Scratching it out, revising, re-imagining. And seizing the z00m moment to bring together collaborators who once would not be in the same “room”…”

Taylor Faires (me), Post-Baccalaureate Fellow

“The Digital Humanities, for me, is a playground in which we can bring critical humanist inquiry to the digital space. DH gives us a unique opportunity not only to play but to play responsibly and ethically while pushing the boundaries of academia .”

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