How does media studies inform DH– and vice versa? MediaCommons is currently hosting a series on “the differentiations and intersections of media studies and the digital humanities.” Twenty “digital humanists and media scholars” have been invited to comment on “the intersections of these two disciplines, how they use them, and how these intersections expand and/or complicate these two fields of study.” Posts have been scheduled April 15-May 10. They include, thus far:
- Jason Mittell, “Am I a Digital Humanist (Yet)?“
- Steven Totosy de Zepetnek, “Digital Humanities and the Study of Intermediality in Comparative Cultural Studies“
- Miriam Posner, “Digital humanities and the allure of the absurd“
- Anne Dotter, “Digital Humanities Tools Can Inform Media Studies“
- Jason Rhody, “The Boolean Logic of the Digital Humanities“
- Suzanne Scott, “Help Wanted: A (Tenure-Track Cyborg Manifesto)“
- Virginia Kuhn, “It’s in the Making“
As Rhody writes in his post (a DHNow Editors’ Choice), which looks at how DH has emerged and been refined:
The messy histories remind us that DH is a term in its relative infancy deployed — yes, strategically, tactically, rhetorically — to encompass a broader set of traditions that themselves have complex backstories threaded through a host of disciplinary backgrounds and, importantly, institutional types: not just universities, but galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (the GLAM quartet), small historic homes and historical societies.
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