ProfHacker Guest Post on #ASA2012, #transformDH
I was invited to cover #ASA2012 from a #transformDH perspective for ProfHacker this year. Post just went live this morning! Check it out here: http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/transform-h-reflections-on-asa2012/44498
Those of us embracing #transformDH maintain that the important thing isn’t always to invent new ways to do digital humanities; sometimes it’s important to build on what is already there and waiting. A high-profile scholar remarked to me after our panel that our work was important and would be easier to achieve at ASA than other major conferences; social justice scholars might be more receptive to computational and digital methods than those scholars would be to social justice. Is this a fair assessment? I’m not sure, but the state of the tech industries on which much of DH models itself might suggest so. Sometimes it’s easy to hope for what Mark Marino tweeted earlier this week: “Someday #transformdh will come to be #dh just as #dh will come to be #h.”
Many thanks to Adeline Koh, George Williams, and Jason Jones for having me.