Digital humanities are (or is) not easily defined. The numbers of definitions increase with every different type of approach, discipline, and professional role. I personally define DH as using digital techniques to analyze the Humanities such as art, literature, language, music, and philosophy. Digital media and text are important elements to DH, transforming the way in which humans interact and communicate with one another. It is where technology and human behavior meet and interact. It is always changing and growing, and finds new ways to ask old questions. It also focuses on and relies heavily on the DH community that consists of students, researchers, teachers, and everyday people who are genuinely interested in this ever – changing field and who are representing some professional positions like museum professionals, librarians, and so on. The DH community relies on one another as well to work together to create a sense of openness, development, innovation, collaboration, diversity, social responsibility, and education. It is NOT only focused on digitization of information. DH includes elements of interpreting and making. There is debate within the DH community as to what is included in this new field and what isn’t. However, Lisa Spiro says in her article “This is Why We Fight” that instead of trying to pin down one definition, we should “…instead focus on a community that comes together around values such as openness and collaboration.” It does not matter what’s “in or out”, the only thing that matters is what Digital Humanities believes in and stands for. Digital humanists strongly believe that the information they obtain is not supposed to be controlled and used for personal gains but instead should be openly shared and reused. DH is increasingly complex, and my definition most likely is similar to what yours might be, but not exact. DH is different to every single person who finds themselves practicing it.

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