18.508 what is (digital) culture?

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2005 09:09:38 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 508.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2005 08:59:58 +0000
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: what is (digital) culture?

My question proceeds from a need to understand what I am currently and
officially doing, that is, teaching and professing "the digital
humanities", which would seem to me to be a form of "digital culture". If
digital culture is the right phrase, then I am thinking that it is a kind
of culture, and so I come to ask, What is culture? I would be very grateful
for pointers to essays & books that have taken up the question of what
culture is. Please assume I know nothing whatever about this, if you would,
and suggest what I might read in order to grasp current thinking about the
nature of culture. I would prefer writings that actually address the
question rather than simply use the term in a discussion of some variety of

Many thanks.


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