Big data, big history, distant reading, the return of the longue durée—digital scholarship in the humanities favors large-scale and long-term approaches. Using data-driven methods, we can now explore texts and sources at previously unimaginable magnitudes, but do these experimental avenues of inquiry give us new insights into human culture? Can digital methodologies help us to better understand human interaction and lived experience? And with ever-intensifying pressure on the humanities to justify its value, how can scholars utilize network technologies to engage diverse audiences and to provide context for understanding and action to address social issues? Co-sponsored by the Department of History, UITS Research Technologies, and the Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities, under the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.
Seth Denbo, AHA’s Director of Scholarly Communications, will be visiting Indiana University on Oct 13, to talk about the direction of history and humanities scholarship in a digital age.