A Definition of Digital Humanities

Digital Humanities is an interdisciplinary field that explores how digital tools can facilitate, transform and/or improve the work of humanities scholars. It also seeks to critically examine the evolution and social-cultural and ethical impact of digital technologies. 

I chose to define Digital Humanities as a “field” because I believe it has two well-defined general question: how can technology change the practice of humanities scholarship? And how can humanities scholarship help us understand and hopefully shape technological development. I decided not to include a list of the actual technologies that can be used in digital humanities, because I wanted to definition to capture the main questions in the field rather than focus on the particular tools which have been changing overtime.

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