Elijah Meeks (Stanford University Libraries) has posted notes from his talk at the Texas Digital Humanities Consortium’s First Annual Conference, Networks in the Humanities (#txdhc). Among several topics, Meeks addresses the notion of scholarly “interlopers” with respect to the digital humanities:
I think interloping, more than computational approaches or the digital broadly construed as the object of study, defines digital humanities. And scholars are not the only ones interloping. We find ourselves awash in accessible, powerful tools and techniques that seem well-suited for our research and entice us into fields and disciplines with which we haven’t the wealth of domain expertise that we do in our primary fields.