(The following talk was given for the 6th Annual Nebraska Digital Workshop.)
I’m going to talk this afternoon about a central paradox of doing digital humanities–what Jerome Mcgann, one of the leading scholars of electronic texts, calls the problem of imagining what you don’t know.
In Digital Humanities, what we think we will build and what we build are often quite different, and unexpectedly so. It’s this radical disjuncture that offers us both opportunities and challenges…. What we really are asking today is how does scholarly practice change with digital humanities? Or how do we do humanities in the digital age?