Wither DH? New Tension, Directions, Evolutions in the Digital Humanities

Talk at the University of Cincinnati Libraries, November 17th, 2014


  1. Link for this talk: bit.ly/WitherDH
  2. Why me? I'm not from any of the "centers" of DH.
  3. I'm not someone like Alan Liu.
  4. He recently gave a talk that is thematically like mine today. You should watch it.
  5. Alan Liu - Digital Humanities Lecture Series
  6. I am "new" to this whole DH thing and an outsider.
  7. But then I was reminded on Twitter that all of that work getting "into" DH developed some particularly valuable skills.
  8. I am an angel of stuff finding.
  9. Wither/Whither DH?
  10. Wither/Whither Humanities Academic Job Market
  11. Wither/Whither State Funding for Higher Education
  12. But DH? DH? DH is THE NEXT BIG THING THAT IS ALREADY HERE! The New York Times says so!
  13. And there's funding!
  14. But, really, WHERE is DH? Article: What is Digital Humanities and What's it Doing in English Departments? by Matthew G. Kirschenbaum (link to PDF)