Anyone interested in the creation of digital archives may want to hear Professor Eduardo Urbina of Texas A & M, who will be giving the keynote talk at the Cervantes conference on campus on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Professor Urbina’s title is “Visualizing The Quixote: A digital humanities archive for teaching and research”. The talk will take place in the Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451, from 2:00-3:00 pm.
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.