In a few minutes I’m going to be facilitating the first digital humanities discussion group at the University of North Texas. I’m a tad trepidatious about this undertaking since I’m a learner in DH, not an expert. It’s a diverse group, from LIS students and librarians, to Deans, so that’s great. For our first session, on the theme “What are Digital Humanities”, I asked folks to read the following:
Matthew G. Kirschenbaum. “What is Digital Humanities and What’s it Doing in English Departments?”
Julia Flanders, et al. “Welcome to Digital Humanities Quarterly”
Lisa Spiro. “Getting Started in Digital Humanities”
I’m a big believer in the plural in the humanities, since to say “what is digital humanities” implies it’s something singular, monolithic, which it decidedly is not.
What other readings would be useful for folks getting started in DH, at an institution that’s just getting started in DH?
Wish me luck on this little experiment!