New Essay: “What is ‘Digital Humanities,’ and Why Are They Saying Such Terrible Things about It?”

An interesting and timely perspective on digital humanities. Still, the question does still remain: aren’t digital humanities just humanities that happen to use digital tools?

Matthew G. Kirschenbaum

Available here is the full text of an essay published in differences 25.1 (2014) as part of a special issue entitled In the Shadows of the Digital Humanities edited by Ellen Rooney and Elizabeth Weed. Duke UP’s publishing agreements allow authors to post the final version of their own work, but not using the publisher’s PDF. The essay as you see it here is thus a PDF that I created and formatted myself from the copy edited file I received from the press; subscribers, of course, can also read it in the press’s published form direct from the Duke UP site.

Other than accidentals of formatting and pagination this text should not differ from the published one in any way. If there are discrepancies they are likely the result of final copy edits just before printing—I’d appreciate having them pointed out. These and other comments can be entered below…

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