ERIC Number: EJ992931
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul-22
Reference Count: N/A
"No DH, No Interview"
Chronicle of Higher Education, Jul 2012
In this article, the author discusses digital humanities (DH) and what future it holds for graduate students who are riding the digital-humanities bandwagon. He spoke with several graduate students about their interest in the field: how they got into it and began their first projects. Laura Mandell, director of the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture at Texas A&M University, said DH is partly a turn against the dominance of critical theory, which she called "a PR failure and an intellectual failure: an excessive and unexamined lock-step discipline." DH provides a rigorous alternative to the seemingly exhausted scholarly approaches of the previous generation. Moreover, DH is a culture of building projects that serves a wide audience rather than engages in knee-jerk denunciations of capitalism while depending on its dwindling largess for employment.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Humanities, Computer Uses in Education, Summer Programs, Graduate Students, Critical Theory, Research Methodology, Career Development, Employment Potential
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