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Border Trouble: On the Frontiers of Digital Scholarship

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Fourth Texas-Jalisco Conference in Education and Culture, University of North Texas
Panel: New Frontiers for Research, Teaching and Learning: Digital Scholarship and Latin@ Archives/Nuevas Fuentes para Investigación, Enseñanza and Aprendizaje: Estudios Digitales y Archivos Latin@s

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Border Trouble: On the Frontiers of Digital Scholarship

  1. 1. Border Trouble: On the Frontiers of Digital Scholarship Spencer D. C. Keralis Director for Digital Scholarship, Research Associate Professor @hauntologist |spencer.keralis@unt.edu UNT‟s Digital Scholarship Co-Operative (DiSCo) disco.unt.edu |@UNTDiSCo | disco@unt.edu New Frontiers for Research, Teaching and Learning: Digital Scholarship and Latin@ ArchivesNuevas Fuentes para Investigación, Enseñanza and Aprendizaje: Estudios Digitales y Archivos Latin@s IV Jalisco Texas Conference in Education and Culture, March 22, 2013, University of North Texas
  2. 2. Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.. U. S. - Mexico boundary from El Paso to VanHorn, Texas. Map, Map, n.d.; digital image,(http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11949/ : accessed March 22, 2013),University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, http://texashistory.unt.edu;crediting The Archives of the Big Bend, Alpine, Texas.
  3. 3. “institutional support for digital humanities byadministrators, foundations, and legislators canwork to conceal or compensate for reducedsupport given to the traditional humanities, and assuch can contribute to the undermining of theliberal arts in higher education.” Richard Grusin “The Dark Side of the Digital Humanities – Part 2” http://www.c21uwm.com/2013/01/09/dark-side-of-the-digital-humanities-part-2/
  4. 4. The Center for Digital Research in theHumanities (CDRH) – University of Nebraska
  5. 5. The Center for Digital Research in theHumanities (CDRH) – University of Nebraska
  6. 6. The Dark Side of DHDigital Humanities is:• insufficiently diverse.• suffers from “techno-utopianism” and “claims to be the solution for every problem.”• “a blind and vapid embrace of the digital”• insists upon coding and gamification to the exclusion of more humanistic practices.• detache[d] from the rest of the humanities (regarding itself as not just “the next big thing,” but “the only thing”).• complicit with the neoliberal transformation of higher education; it “capitulates to bureaucratic and technocratic logic”;• support[ed by] comes administrators who see DH‟ers as successful fundraisers and allies in the “creative destruction” of humanities education. On „The Dark Side of the Digital Humanities‟ January 5, 2013, 11:14 am, Chronicle of Higher Education By William Pannapacker
  7. 7. Treaty of Velasco, Text, 1836; digital images, (http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth31159/ :accessed March 22, 2013), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History,http://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Star of the Republic Museum, Washington, Texas.
  8. 8. http://www.library.ubc.ca/chineseinbc/
  9. 9. UNT‟s Digital Scholarship Co-Operative (DiSCo)disco.unt.edu |@UNTDiSCo | disco@unt.edu

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