How do you define Humanities Computing / Digital Humanities?

The digital humanities is a set of beliefs, theories, practices, methods, and artifacts associated with the use of digital technologies to support, extend, and transform traditional humanistic fields. I follow Erwin Panofsky’s definition of the humanities as those disciplines concerned with interpreting the “records left by man.” (Sexism not intended.) Among the specific assemblage of artifacts and ideas that currently characterize the field are (1) the use XML in a variety of forms, including TEI and RDF, to encode texts, and (2) the use of mathemetical graph theory as a unifying language for describing texts, minds, and societiies, and other organis(m|ation)s (link)

From the Day of Humanities; an ethnographic study of what Digital Humanists do on one day of the year.



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