[Humanist] 27.618 "digital humanities" auf Deutsch

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 618.
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  [1]   From:    "Dr. Hartmut Krech" <kr538 at zfn.uni-bremen.de>             (71)
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 27.613 "digital humanities" auf Deutsch?

  [2]   From:    Patrick Sahle <sahle at uni-koeln.de>                        (67)
        Subject: Re:  27.613 "digital humanities" auf Deutsch?


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        Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2013 13:33:00 +0100
        From: "Dr. Hartmut Krech" <kr538 at zfn.uni-bremen.de>
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 27.613 "digital humanities" auf Deutsch?
        In-Reply-To: <20131213050838.2B818777E at digitalhumanities.org>

Amod,

way back in 2000, on November 11, to be precise, I wrote an 
editorial for my internet portal Kulturanthropologie 
(Cultural Anthropology), then hosted by meOme AG of Berlin, 
that later became ntree AG to finally dissolve with the New 
Economy bubble, giving it the title:
"Digitale Kulturwissenschaft: Verändert das Internet die 
Kulturwissenschaft?" I described the intent of said Digital 
Cultural Science as resulting from the traditional motif 
"Kulturgüter zu dokumentieren, in technischer Form 
aufzubewahren und weltweit zu verbreiten." My leader has 
been available ever since at the following URL:
http://www-user.uni-bremen.de/~kr538/001111.html

As an independent scholar, I have been living off less than 
400 Euros per month plus rent during the past decades, while 
Germany has become the world leader in exports. H-GERMAN 
once asked me to review "Worldly Provincialism, German 
Anthropology in the Age of Empire." Perhaps this may help to 
answer the second part of your question.

Best regards,
Hartmut
http://ww3.de/krech


> Fascinating to me that the Germans seem to have chosen to leave the term
> "Digital Humanities" untranslated. Does anyone know how and why this came
> to be - why they don't just refer to "Digitalgeisteswissenschaften" or the
> like?
>
> Best, Amod.
>
> --
> Amod Lele, PhD
> Educational Technologist, Information Services & Technology
> Lecturer, Philosophy
> Visiting Researcher, Center for the Study of Asia
> Boston University
> Office: 617-358-6909
> Mobile: 617-645-9857
> lele at bu.edu



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        Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2013 13:52:59 +0100
        From: Patrick Sahle <sahle at uni-koeln.de>
        Subject: Re:  27.613 "digital humanities" auf Deutsch?
        In-Reply-To: <20131213050838.2B818777E at digitalhumanities.org>


> Fascinating to me that the Germans seem to have chosen to leave the term
> "Digital Humanities" untranslated. Does anyone know how and why this came
> to be - why they don't just refer to "Digitalgeisteswissenschaften" or the
> like?

That's quite easy.

1. "Digitale Geisteswissenschaften" even for Germans is too long and 
awkward as a label that you would have to utter twice a minute in a 
lecture or once a sentence in a text
2. I think we liked to keep the reference to the global community 
avoiding the impression that this could be a national thing or a "German 
Sonderweg"

In fact, we used "Digitale Geisteswissenschaften" once for a brochure on 
study programs in DH - to have an even broader term that would span 
Digital Humanities and other denominations: 
http://www.cceh.uni-koeln.de/dh-degrees-2011 , 
http://www.cceh.uni-koeln.de/Dokumente/BroschuereWeb.pdf

Best, Patrick


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