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a born-digital, open-review volume edited by Jack Dougherty and Kristen Nawrotzki

Tim Burke’s reflections on DH and Writing History in the Digital Age

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Tim Burke, who participated in the open peer review last fall, recently posted his reflections about the state of digital humanities at large, and our edited volume in particular:

The third problem, and the one I think is most pertinent to Writing History in a Digital Age, is that stressing out too much about opposition often leads you to miss out on allies who substantively agree with everything you have to say but who work on a completely different subject, in a different medium, or in a different context. So, for example, the digital humanists who believe strongly in the potential of information technology to commingle public, ‘amateur’ and scholarly productions of history, or to circulate scholarly knowledge in new ways, shouldn’t overlook other clusters of scholars who’ve been laboring to accomplish the same things without digital technologies.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 See comments from readers (including one of our contributors, Sherman Dorn) at Tim’s blog, Easily Distracted.

Source: http://writinghistory.trincoll.edu/2012/01/tim-burkes-reflections-on-dh-and-writing-history-in-the-digital-age/