[Humanist] 28.727 evidence of value?

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Feb 12 13:07:13 CET 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 727.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 11:48:40 +0000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: evidence of value and related anxieties

A few years ago, at least in the UK, an effort was made -- not the first 
of them -- to assess whether the application of digital methods had 
produced "evidence of value". Relatively recently I have run across this 
question in another form, specifically addressing application to 
literary studies: has digital humanities made any difference at all to 
mainstream scholarship?

I am collecting expressions of such anxieties from the first decade of 
this century to the present and would be very grateful for any pointers, 
suggestions and comments. These expressions do not have to be 
intelligent or even argued. My interest is in the fact that they occur 
and when they occur.

Many thanks.

Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor, Department of Digital
Humanities, King's College London, and Digital Humanities Research
Group, University of Western Sydney

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