Department of History, OSU
Description: Humanities scholars are trained to critique power relationships and representations, while technology practitioners are trained to optimize what computers do, but who might think critically about the limitations of applying digital methods to humanities scholarship? And how might we do that? The digital world is, by default, very tidy, while the real world is very messy, so to what degree can we use digital methods to investigate the world of human phenomena? This session will propose a few basic concepts for assessing digital methods, and then we will discuss some common digital approaches in light of the concepts proposed.