20.213 Are projects in the digital humanities ever finished? DISCUSS.

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 07:54:01 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 213.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 07:36:04 +0100
         From: "Matt Kirschenbaum" <mkirschenbaum_at_gmail.com>
         Subject: "Done": Finished Projects in the Digital Humanities

This is a call for participants for a panel I would like to organize
at Digital Humanities 2007 at Illinois. The subject of the panel will
be "Done. Finished Projects in the Digital Humanities."

How do we decide when we're done? What does it mean to finish
something? How does the "open ended nature of the medium" (a phrase we
all pay lip service to) jibe with the reality of funding, deadlines,
and deliverables? What can we learn from finished projects, both
successful and unsuccessful? For that matter, how do we define success
and failure? Are "we" the ones who ought to be defining it? If not,
who? And so forth.

Please send a paragraph or two outlining a paper you might contribute
on this topic. I will select three, plus one alternate (in case
someone drops out at the proposal writing stage). Persons interested
should be prepared to write a 750-1500 word abstract in accordance
with the DH CFP.

Matthew Kirschenbaum
Assistant Professor of English
Associate Director,
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
University of Maryland
301-405-8505 or 301-314-7111 (fax)
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