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.
This content was selected for Digital Humanities Now by Editor-in-Chief Lisa Rhody based on nominations by Editors-at-Large Anu Paul, Ayla Stein, Ester Rincon Calero, James O’Sullivan, Kristen Mapes, Beth Secrist, Amy Williams, Aisha Clarke, Sarah Canfield Fuller, Andrew Hyde, Laurie Allen, Chiara Bernardi, Souvenise St. Louis, and Kevin McQueeney.