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Humanist Archives: Oct. 21, 2019, 6:46 a.m. Humanist 33.332 - first appearance of 'digital humanities'

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        Date: 2019-10-19 08:26:04+00:00
        From: maurizio lana 
        Subject: first appearance of the words «digital humanities»

Il 19/10/19 06:49, Humanist ha scritto:
>> neighboring disciplines have moved in". Another way of saying somewhat
>> the same thing is that interdisciplinary research, to which a
>> methodological field like ours is committed, requires a discipline from
>> which to be interdisciplinary.
> Was there EVER such a discipline? Stylometrics? Library and Information
> (itself a hybrid)? As you well know, Willard, the term 'digital humanities'
> was coined well after the activities had been moving along for half a century,
> sometimes under the rubric of 'computers and the humanities'.

for history's sake. for what i know the first appearance of the words
«digital humanities» is around 1997/98:
Dennis Dillion. «The Changing Role of Humanities Collection
Development». The Acquisitions Librarian 9, n. 17–18 (November 3 1997):
5–15. https://doi.org/10.1300/J101v09n17_02.
David Green. «The National Initiative for a Networked Cultural
Heritage». Information Technology and Libraries 17, n. 2 (1998): 107.

i would be glad to know of any other previous occurrences of the two
words together.

the reason for this archaeology of names, is that only after we have a
name, we can clearly identify a thing and speak of it.


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