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Thursday, October 4, 2012

MITH Digital Dialogue: Ethan Watrall, "Archaeology and the Big Tent of the Digital Humanities"

Recently, there has been much discussion about the big tent as a metaphor to define and delineate the boundaries of the Digital Humanities. This metaphor has invariably led to debate as to who is in this tent, and who is not  essentially, who is a member of the digital humanities community (or who is a digital humanist), and who is not. Curiously, archaeology (especially anthropological archaeology) is largely absent from this discussion. Archeologists rarely publish in the same places as digital humanists. For the most part, archaeologists do not seek funding from the same agencies (and programs) that digital humanists commonly turn to. It is also rare to see archaeologists at digital humanities conferences (or unconferences). In fact, many in the archaeological community arent even aware that the digital humanities exist. To extend the metaphor, they are so far from the tent, they cant even see it. {Will appear in FYI on Oct 3, 2012
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