Big Digital Humanities: Imagining a Meeting Place for the by Patrik Svensson

By Patrik Svensson

Big electronic Humanities has its origins in a sequence of seminal articles Patrik Svensson released within the Digital Humanities Quarterly among 2009 and 2012. As those articles have been popping out, enthusiasm round electronic Humanities used to be buying loads of momentum and important war of words approximately what did or didn’t “count” as electronic Humanities paintings. Svensson’s articles supplied a largely wanted omnibus of electronic Humanities historical past, perform, and thought. They have been informative and an expert and tended to foreground reportage and clarification instead of utopianism or territorial contentiousness. In revising his unique paintings for publication e-book, Svensson has replied to either next suggestions and new developments.


Svensson’s personal specified viewpoint and certain stake within the electronic Humanities dialog comes from his function as director of the HUMlab at Umeå college. HUMlab is a different collaborative house and electronic Humanities middle, which formally opened its doorways in 2000. in accordance with its personal legit description, the HUMlab is an open, inventive studio surroundings the place “students, researchers, artists, marketers and overseas site visitors come jointly to have interaction in discussion, test with expertise, tackle demanding situations and circulate scholarship forward.” it truly is this final point “moving scholarship ahead” that Svensson argues is the genuine chance in what he phrases the “big electronic humanities,” or electronic humanities as practiced in collaborative areas just like the HUMlab, and he's uniquely situated to take an account of this evolving size of electronic Humanities practice.


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