Why is Digital Humanities?

Submitted by Sarah Stanley on Wed, 06/21/2017 - 17:42

Why does the “what is DH conversation” seem to never die? I have been subjected to it throughout my (admittedly short) career in the digital humanities, and it has never actually done anything to change the scholarly practices that I engage in from day to day. Actually, I take that back: it changes my day-to-day work by by making me rage-blind, and compelling me to write hasty blog posts on my lunch break. You, my dear reader, have already probably guessed this, but I should say that I am very tired of the “What is DH” debate.