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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
  • Profile picture of Adam Rabinowitz
    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.
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    Scott Kleinman
    California State University, Northridge
    DH is a cover term for a wide variety of activities that attempt to explore and expand areas of knowledge typically examined in the Humanities by developing and/or applying computational tools or methods in ways best suited for these areas. DH is also a cover term for a supporting community of practitioners who share a common interest in the tools and methods--and challenges--generated by the activities DH scholars, as well as potentially useful activities in fields outside the traditional Humanities.
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    Donnie Sendelbach
    DePauw University
    Leveraging technology/computing to further scholarship in the Humanities and to facilitate collaboration amongst scholars, including opportunities for faculty and students to conduct research together.
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    Washington University Digital Library Services
    Washington University
    Still working on that...
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    Alan G Pike
    Emory University
    The use of technology to make teaching, research, and learning better, whether through new tools and ways of asking questions, or innovative new forms of scholarly presentation and communication.
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    Philip R. "Pib" Burns
    Northwestern University
    My stock curmudgeon answer: Humanities is humanities, digital or not -- the study of literature, fine arts, history, language, and philosophy. We don't distinguish digital sociology or digital astronomy, so why digital humanities? Just because computers are involved doesn't mean the basic nature of the subject area is any different than it has been been traditionally. Computers allow for doing things with texts and other cultural artifacts that could not be done feasibly without the computational power and storage modern computers provide. Computers should be considered an extension of the scholar's mind -- very useful tools indeed.
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    Stevie Wright
    UBC Okanagan
    The human side of our highly digital world.
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    Asher J. Klassen
    University of British Columbia; Sacred & Sequential
    The implementation of digital tools and methods to study image/text relationships and visual space & culture, both in critical comics scholarship and in my practice as a cartoonist.
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    Margarita Nafpaktitis
    UCLA Library
    Interdisciplinary, collaborative, design-aware, iteration-positive, oriented toward accessibility (in many senses). Applies digital technologies alongside more conventional ones to cultural and social questions & has the potential to enable new questions through the use of those technologies.
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    Diane Biunno
    Drexel University
    -Using digital tools for humanities research.
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    John Walter
    Saint Louis University
    Although I embrace the term digital humanities, I find the need to define digital humanities as something separate from or in addition to the humanities at large to be problematic. Even though the logic of print still shapes and governs aspects of what we do, both as humanists in the academy and our culture at large, electronic media have been shaping us and our culture for more than 100 years now and digital media for decades. The modern humanities, having their origins in the fifteenth century, were intimately tied to the new technology of the printing press: by the new ways of production, transmission, organization, visualization, and thinking that the printing press fostered. As humanists in the digital age, it should be a given for us to fully engage digital technologies and the new methods and apparatuses they foster. Simply put, there should be no need for us to identify ourselves as digital humanists. But since we do need to do so, I define digital humanities not as doing the work of traditional humanities with digital technologies but as engaging the humanities with the tools available to us and by the logics they foster. We explore, we interpret, and we make. Most importantly, we understand that all technologies of representation and communication bring with them affordances and constraints, and to limit ourselves to the apparatus of one technology, of one technological age, is to limit what we and what the humanities can be.
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    Gimena del Rio Riande
    Seminario de Edición y Crítica Textual (CONICET, Argentina)
    I see DH as a set of resources -- software, texts, tools, etc. -- that contribute building knowldge. A network, a crossroad, a bridge, a meeting point.
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    Megan R. Brett
    Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University
    DH is humanities work which uses/engages/builds with digital tools and possibilities.
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    Devin Hartley
    Carleton University
    For me, the Digital Humanities is more than just an area of study, it is a methodology, a means of approaching our work and our interests. While simultaneously embracing and questioning the technology that surrounds us, we also commit ourselves to a willingness to explore, create, play, and most importantly, collaborate.
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    James Baker
    British Library
    Doing research with digital materials and tools in a collaborative and open fashion. Not everyone needs to be a builder, though working with someone who can helps!
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    Sonia Tascón Martínez
    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (student)
    DH are the Humanities that need to develop in these days. Society is changing, culture is changing, therefore Humanities have to change with them. If the social and cultural environment is digital, Humanities also need to be digital. That is why DH are an opportunity, because they may stand as a guide for society to make this cultural change successfully.