Future of digital humanities

By Juan Luis Suarez
November 16, 2012

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CoverEditor's Note: On Nov. 15, 2012, Western News celebrated its 40th anniversary with a special edition asking 40 Western researchers to share the 40 THINGS WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEXT 40 YEARS. This is one of those entries. To view the entire anniversary issue, visit the Western News archives.

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The only sensible thing to say about what the state will be in 40 years of a field of knowledge so new as digital humanities is that the humanities will be digital, that is:

            def digital_humanities_in_forty_years():

          a = digital(2012)

          b = humanities(2012)

for time in range(2012, 2053):   

     a,b = digital_humanities (a, b, time)

print digital_humanities_in_forty_years()

     “100% digital, 100% humanities”

 Juan Luis Suarez is a professor of Modern Languages and Literatures in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities.























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