A change in format

In order to keep up with my program assignments, I’ll be posting daily on the blog.  This is mainly so that I don’t forget assignments and to better track the different projects I am/will be working on, as well as just to keep a running record I can consult for future research.

This morning was the second week of HUCO 500, introducing “Humanities Computing”.  I had completely forgotten about the weekly assignment to submit a pair of questions about the reading at the beginning of each class.  Fortunately, I had several questions and notes I’d scribbled in the margins of the texts that I could transcribe.

Hockey, Susan. “History of Humanities Computing.” A Companion to Digital Humanities, ed. Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, John Unsworth. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004. | source

Orlandi, Tito. “Is Humanities Computing a Discipline?” ADHO, 2002. | source

Questions:

1. Why is it important/necessary to define “Humanities Computing” as a discipline?  Does it have to be established as such to make it a worthwhile pursuit?

2. Is it better for the field of Humanities Computing to be inclusive or exclusive?  Is it desirable to include research communities strictly located in other disciplines doing digital humanities work?  How do we catalog the research that is happening in and around the field?

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