Dr Diane Jakacki, Digital Scholarship Coordinator, Faculty Teaching Associate in Comparative Humanities, Bucknell University , gives the opening keynote to the 2017 Digital Humanities at Oxford Seminar School.
As humanists we are trained to think across methods while we focus on a particular theoretical or praticable approach to our research. As digital humanists we undertake that same type of training to find a digital method that best helps us ask questions of, analyse, and share our subject matter. At the same time, many of us find ourselves engaged in research projects that are expanding across disciplines and growing in scope, scale, and modes of analysis. Certainly, the prospective of linking data across projects requires that we think about how others might be interested in connecting with our corpora. While it is important that we reach beyond our methodological comfort zone to become conversant in others, it is increasingly crucial that we seek out fellow digital humanists expert in other methods with whom we can effectively collaborate. In this talk, Dr. Jakacki will present examples of major research projects that are possible through such coalescence of skills and approaches.