2 comments on “Tactics and terms

  1. By tactical term, you mean like how it allows someone to say, “I’m doing a digital humanities project!” with more of a sense of legitimacy than if they said, “I’m creating a Twitter account that RTs all tweets that mention my favorite author!”?

  2. Pretty much: “Tactical term,” in this context, has more to do with describing oneself/one’s projects as “digital humanities,” rather than looking for any real defining characteristics. One of the most interesting things for me has been to see how contested the term “digital humanities,” which started as “humanities computing” and may or not intersect with “new media studies” or “critical code studies,” has been an embattled term since it began.

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