What are the Digital Humanities?
This is by no means a simple question. Some of the activities which fall under the rubric of the Digital Humanities are:
- The preservation and presentation of cultural artifacts in electronic form (e.g. digital editions of literary texts).
- The use of computers to provide new ways of approaching traditional questions, and to generate new ones, in the study of the humanities.
- The creation and use of large-scale resources in digital forms (such as archives and databases) for the investigation and analysis of humanities subjects.
- The use of computing technologies to explore and interrogate assumptions about the ways in which we study the humanities.
- The analysis of the effect of computing technologies on the objects of humanities study.