The Humanities, Digitized | Harvard Magazine May-Jun 2012

A great article about what the digital humanities are and can be – very interesting for environmental historians!

LIKE PYRAMID-BUILDING itself, the work of the humanities is to create the vessels that store our culture. In this sense, the digitization of archives and collections holds the promise of a grand conclusion: nothing less than the unification of the human cultural record online, representing, in theory, an unprecedented democratization of access to human knowledge. Equally profound is the way that technology could change the way knowledge is created in the humanities.

via Digital Humanities efforts range from database design to new creations | Harvard Magazine May-Jun 2012.

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