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Debates in the Digital Humanities$
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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

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Graduate Education and the Ethics of the Digital Humanities

Graduate Education and the Ethics of the Digital Humanities

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(p.350) Chapter 20 Graduate Education and the Ethics of the Digital Humanities
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Debates in the Digital Humanities
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Alexander Reid

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.003.0036

One of the many challenges and opportunities emerging from the rapid expansion of, and growing interest in, the digital humanities is the question of how to prepare graduate students for academic careers in the humanities. This chapter argues that the reformation of graduate education in the face of digital humanities is not a matter of using blogs or wikis or creating Twitter or YouTube accounts. Neither is it not about learning to use specific technologies or programming languages. Rather, it is about all these things and a hundred others yet to come. Fundamentally the challenge lies in recognizing our humanities disciplines as they have been shaped by twentieth-century technologies and realizing that they must be shaped anew. In doing so, we need to examine the ways in which our ethics have developed in the context of past technological networks so that we may engage directly in establishing new ethical practices that meet the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities that digital media present us.

Keywords:   graduate studies, graduate students, digital humanities, ethics

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