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The term “digital humanities” (DH) has been in use for a number of years, but there is continuing discussion about how to define the field. Many scholars and practitioners have proposed working definitions, while recognizing that there can be no truly fixed description that encompasses all the various methods that characterize this still protean area of scholarly theory and practice.
Below are some articles that discuss DH, and attempt to provide some perspective.
The author is associate professor of English and associate director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at the University of Maryland. A version of this article was presented at the 2010 ADE Summer Seminar East in College Park, Maryland.
From "uncomputing," the digital studies and theory blog of David Golumbia, Associate Professor in the Department of English and the MATX (Media, Art, and Text) PhD program at Virginia Commonwealth University.