What the Digital Humanities Can Do

meme-say-digital-humanities-one-more-timeIf you’re like me, you’ve been hearing about Digital Humanities for a long time, without totally understanding what the term means.  Or, more precisely, without totally understanding what of real value the “digital” can add to the “humanities.”  The Digital Humanities can do lots of things, I am assured, but my problem has always been imagining exactly what those things are, and more importantly, what their payoff is.  This blog post (h/t Kevin) does the best job I’ve seen so far of collecting and explaining high-quality examples of what the Digital Humanities can do.  As a historian of tourism, I’m particularly enamored of the project mapping the Green Book.  Highly recommended.

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