March 18 saw the second iteration of a project by the digital humanities community to document what that field actually looks like. A Day in the Life of the Digital Humanities (Day of DH) asked participants to write about at least 3 DH-related activities from that day, and, where feasible, to upload pictures, too. Their posts will ultimately be made available to the research community as a whole, “whether as a data source for academic analysis of various kinds, or as a resource for those interested in knowing what it means to self-identify as a digital humanist.”
The roster of participants is terrific, both in terms of scope and also diversity. Faculty members, staff, grad students, people in the private sector–all working together to solve common problems.
If you’ve ever asked yourself, “am I doing digital humanities work,” or, “what the hell is ‘digital humanities’”–the pages offer an inspiring array of data, even when they’re documenting the drudgery that secretly underpins any project worth doing.
Why not have a look?
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