Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Debates in the Digital Humanities$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Matthew K. Gold

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780816677948

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MINNESOTA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.minnesota.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Minnesota Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MNSO for personal use.date: 24 June 2021

The Function of Digital Humanities Centers at the Present Time

The Function of Digital Humanities Centers at the Present Time

Chapter:
(p.281) Chapter 16 The Function of Digital Humanities Centers at the Present Time
Source:
Debates in the Digital Humanities
Author(s):

Neil Fraistat

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.003.0028

This chapter attempts to provide a specific sense of the things a representative digital humanities center actually does. It then discusses the general function of the digital humanities center as an institution. To that end, it begins with a brief tour of the center that the author directs, the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH). The tour illustrates the diverse kinds of research and the complex blend of faculty, staff, students, disciplines, partnerships, audiences, and funding streams that revolve around a major digital humanities center. The chapter also argues that the ultimate function of the digital humanities center at the present time is to be an agent of change. These centers have become rare sites of genuine collaboration and intellectual synergy, crossing disciplinary boundaries and even the cherished hierarchies of academic rank.

Keywords:   digital humanities center, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, research institutes, collaboration

Minnesota Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.