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What is DH and Why Does it Matter to Museums?

2013 March 21
by Sheila

Notes from my talk with museum studies graduate students in Amelia Wong’s Digital Technologies in Museums course at George Washington University, March 21, 2013.

What is DH and Why Does it Matter to Museums?

Wikipedia definition of Digital Humanities

Debates in Digital Humanities, (open access version):

Check out Father Busa work, Index Thomisticus.

Day of DH 2013— follow on Twitter #dayofDH, read blog, see how different folks define DH. I fall in-line with what
@nowviskie says: You say potato, I say potato. Let’s call the whole thing off. (Or, more seriously: I “define” DH with some reluctance. We’re an interdisciplinary, inter-professional community of practice; we develop and test an evolving set of methods; we undertake fresh work in the humanities and explore ways of making that work visible.)

In 1994, Roy Rosenzweig started the Center for History and New Media because he saw that digital media and computer technology could help democratize history—to incorporate multiple voices, reach diverse audiences, and encourage popular participation in presenting and preserving the past.

Different flavors of DH work

State of the History Museum Web

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