[Open Hours Week 1] – What Could Digital Humanities Be?

Join us this Friday 26th October between 12 and 2pm at the Digital Humanities Hub for our first Open Hours!

Topic – Possibilities for the digital with/in Humanities

Rather than add to the definitional drama that the “what is…” formulation provokes, we thought that we’d start by asking a slightly different guiding question: What could Digital Humanities be?

Reading – What DH Could Be | Stewart Varner

Our first reading, and the inspiration for this approach, is a 2016 blogpost by Stewart Varner, Librarian and Managing Director of the Price Lab for Digital Humanities, entitled What DH Could Be. His musings were inspired by Élika Ortega, scholar at NULab for Texts, Maps and Networks at Northeastern University in Massachussetts, USA. She was in turn inspired by the twitter hashtag #WhatifDH2016 – an digital intervention to suggest improvements for the annual Digital Humanities conference.

Projects – William Blake Archive & Invisible Australians

To accompany the questions and possibilities that Varner traverses, I propose two projects to explore:

Join us in the Hub to explore, enquire and discuss!

WHEN: 12pm – 2pm, Friday 26th October 2018

WHERE: Digital Humanities Hub, Room 1W3, First Floor, Arts Building

WHO: Anyone in the University community – there’s no advance registration required, but we always appreciate knowing in advance if you are planning to come along!

DUTY LIBRARIAN: Alexander Ritchie – alexander.ritchie@otago.ac.nz

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