The ever thoughtful Miriam Posner suggests a different way of conceiving of the infrastructure for digital humanities:

We’ve seen digital humanities in terms of “projects” since Roberto Busa indexed Thomas Aquinas. But lately it seems to me that the imperative to continuously produce something is getting in the way of how people actually think and grow. What if we viewed digital methods as a contribution to the long arc of a scholar’s intellectual development, rather than tools we pick up in the service of an immediately tangible product? Perhaps we’d come up with better ways of investing in people’s long-term potential as scholars.

via Commit to DH people, not DH projects | Miriam Posner’s Blog.


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