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    Nancy Lemay
    University of Ottawa
    Collaborative approach to resolve humanities inquire through the use of technological means.
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    Justin Kroeker
    University of British Columbia
    The Humanities 2.0: the familiar endeavour of deepening our understanding of the relationships between texts, sounds, and other mediums of cultural communication within the more unfamiliar world of digital tools and technologies.
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    Nathan Kelber
    University of Maryland
    Digital humanities is a subset of humanities scholarship concerned with the historical and prospective influences of technology on human culture.
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    Kaci Nash
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    A methodology to improve research as well as a medium with which to publish scholarship and engage with fellow scholars and the public.
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    Corinne Vieracker
    University of Michigan School of Information
    A shift in Humanities work towards collaboration and use of technology.
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    Alix Keener
    University of Michigan
    DH is 1) using new digital tools to do humanistic research and 2) using humanistic methods to analyze new digital tools.
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    Andrea Rapp
    TU Darmstadt, Institut für Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft, Germanistische Computerphilologie
    DIgital Humanities should be "Humanities" working on humanities research questions with old and new methods, old and new questions, old and new media in a new way.
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    Sarah Usher
    NUI Maynooth
    "Digital humanists are not even cool." - Alan Liu
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    Paul Caton
    Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
    Find out what is in common among all the participants in "Day of DH" and there's your definition.
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    Alesia McManus
    Howard Community College
    For our community college students, we focus on the intersection of technology and culture and the humanistic and historical context in which this intersection is situated.
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    Chris Milando
    Carleton University
    For me, the easiest way to define DH is not (necessarily) a discipline in-and-of-itself, but a practice: the use of digital tools, software and techniques to enhance scholarship in the humanities. That being said, aside from enhancing traditional modes of scholarship (increasing speed of communication, increasing size and availability of databases, etc.), I think DH also offers unique insights that simply cannot be derived from traditional (analog) methods of research and analysis. However, what ultimately makes DH unique from the traditional humanities, is its insistence on interdisciplinary collaboration, unique methods of scholarship, and mediums of study that are "born-digital".
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    Franz Fischer
    CCeH, University of Cologne
    Humanities by digital means.
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    Penny Johnston
    University College Cork
    I see DH as an emerging interdisciplinary field of study where digital technologies are incorporated (as method and/or topic) into humanities research practice.
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    Deirdre Quinn
    An Foras Feasa, National University of Ireland Maynooth
    The creative interface between knowedge and technology
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    Fabian Prieto-Nanez
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Humanidades digitales es una posibilidad de comprender la tecnología de otras maneras
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    Peter Alegi
    Department of History and Matrix, Michigan State University
    Teaching, research, and outreach activities taking place wherever humanities and digital technologies intersect.
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    Emily Stenberg
    Washington University in St. Louis
    Incorporating technology and tools into the field of humanities research to discover and document new contexts and relationships
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    Adam Rabinowitz
    The University of Texas at Austin
    For the Day of DH 2013, I defined Digital Humanities as the use of digital tools to do all of the following: collect richer datasets during our research; document those datasets in such a way that they can be more easily understood and reused by others; use digital datasets to identify patterns that inform us in new ways about our subject matter; and communicate our research and subject knowledge to our students and the general public in innovative, interactive, and engaging ways. In 2014, I am less convinced by the idea that what I described above is actually a distinct field of inquiry. Frankly, I think everyone should be doing the things I mentioned -- and most scholars these days are already doing at least the first thing (using digital tools to collect richer datasets). I'm also a bit put off by the title "Digital Humanist" or the statement "I do Digital Humanities". These seem to me increasingly statements meant to define in-groups and out-groups (and, consciously or not, to better position the speaker for funding and promotion opportunities). So this year, I'm a Humanist who works with digital tools. I do Humanities, digitally. So should you.