At the beginning of class: DH is research, study and teaching at the intersection of digital technology and the humanities.
At the end of class: Is DH a transitory “big tent”? To a humanist, any digital technology is potentially a tool, a text or a metaphor.
I have many questions and I am not sure of the answers (or even if there are any real answers). What are the parameters of DH? Is it one field or many? Is it the eversion of humanities computing? is it a new set of tools to change academia as a whole? Can an academic program with established departments, journals, and grants be considered a transitory phase? I like the hands-on praxis and the quantitative side.