• What to save from the fire: prioritizing texts

    What to save from the fire: prioritizing texts

    The library is burning to the ground, and you have time to save one thing: a book on a shelf, a digital photo of the book and its pages, or or the book or manuscript digitally transcribed (that is, typed into a computer file or files). Which one would you save and why? In imaging […]

  • What Would Digital Humanists Save?

    What Would Digital Humanists Save?

                I believe the choices presented in this scenario have parallels in our ongoing discussion of what constitutes the humanities, the digital, and the digital humanities. In other words, I would generally expect someone who greatly appreciates or is a student of the humanities to opt to save the book on the shelf. Similarly, I […]

  • HASTAC and Open Digital Badges

    I tend to view academia and scholarship as a collection of disparate and departmentalized fields that interact at purely superficial levels. As a student who loves variety and dreads the idea of being forced to pick a specialization, I am pleased that HASTAC offers a forum through which scholars across an ever-growing number of fields […]

  • Blogification of the Humanities

    One of the primary reasons I decided to take this course instead of others was not a compelling interest to study the humanities. There were many other alternatives in the same department that could offer that experience. Instead, I wanted to see if recent developments in the digital sphere in Economics would be applicable to […]