Authenticity, Integrity, and Collaboration: Considerations for Digital Humanists

Author: K. Anagnostou
Faculty Mentor: Clayton McCarl

Abstract:

Reviewing secondary literature related to the archival practice of digital textual editing, with a particular focus on proper cataloguing, awareness and mediation of biases, careful selection of texts, and mindful representation of culturally sensitive material, and the usability and longevity of a digital repository. Considering lacunae in existing scholarship, particularly work on the digital preservation of oral traditions and digital project design for end-users with differing abilities (such as visual or aural limitations).
Research Types: Graduate Research

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6 Responses

  1. Your research is really important in this age of polarized media, “truthiness” and fake news. It is a great reminder of the importance of accountability in research and awareness of inherent biases we all have.

  2. This is a great poster–very informative ! Your ideas on collaborating with the community at large for archival research projects are timely and inspiring!

  3. Your critical approach to DHI methodologies is, as Susan noted above, very timely and important. As DHI work becomes more prevalent, we need to be critically self-reflexive is assessing our methods.

  4. Using the DHI projects as a data set is an innovative idea. The three categories you found that encompass all of the projects highlights the quality of the work.

  5. This poster does an excellent drop providing the foundation for what digital humanists must rely upon. It provides basic and simply yet quite effective methods for maintaining each principle in ones works that would improve ones final result.

  6. This is a timely and thorough poster. You raise the important point related to the conscious and subconscious intentions of the personal archive creator. Additionally, conscious and unconscious biases that have shaped archival processing of collections is a current topic of discussion in the field.

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