POST: Twitter’s Response to “The Digital Humanities Bust”

Digital Humanities Now has featured a twitter thread and hashtag that were created in response to, “The Digital Humanities Bust,” a provocative article that appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education on October 15 (premium access only).

Instead of featuring a blog post as Editor’s Choice like usual, we have embedded the tweets below to capture some of the responses and conversations surrounding Brennan’s article.

The article, by Timothy Brennan (University of Minnesota), caused what has now become a familiar stir on social media, as it claimed that the digital humanities field has failed to produce meaningful results, noting a “tension between product and promise.”

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​This post was produced through a cooperation between Perry Collins, Emily Esten, Allyssa Guzman, Charlie Harper, Nancy Lovas, Alix Keener, Chella Vaidyanathan, Vanessa Viola (Editors-at-large for the week), Roxanne Shirazi (Editor for the week), and Caitlin Christian-Lamb, Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara, Sarah Melton, and Patrick Williams (dh+lib Review Editors).