307: The Dark Side of the Digital Humanities

Panel description from online conference program:

A special session. Presiding: Richard A. Grusin, Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Speakers: Wendy H. Chun, Brown Univ.; Richard A. Grusin; Patrick Jagoda, Univ. of Chicago; Tara McPherson, Univ. of Southern California; Rita Raley, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara

This roundtable explores the impact of digital humanities on research and teaching in higher education and the question of how digital humanities will affect the future of the humanities in general. Speakers will offer models of digital humanities that are not rooted in technocratic rationality or neoliberal economic calculus but that emerge from and inform traditional practices of humanist inquiry.

The text of these presentations is now online:

A (probably incomplete) collection of #s307 Tweets is available on Storify.

The #s307 Tweets are also archived at MLA13.org.

Notes on the panel by Alexis Lothian (@alothian): “#MLA13: The Dark Side of Digital Humanities.”

William Pannapacker (@pannapacker) wrote about the panel (and reactions to it) on the “Conversations” blog at the Chronicle of Higher Education: “On ‘The Dark Side of the Digital Humanities’“.

A response to the panel from Alex Reid (@digitaldigs): “(digital) humanities and darkness.”