The New Teaching of Old Subjects ~ Exploring the Digital Humanities

The “digital humanities” at Yale have made great strides in recent years by launching innovative teaching techniques and engaging students in new forms of self-generated and self-motivated research in a vast new array of digital resources that are now becoming available world-wide.

To a large extent has been inspired by the best of Yale’s scholarship in the past.

Other initiatives have only become possible because of the development of new technologies that have only recently been applied to valuable old documentary collections

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Still further forms of research~education have only become possible because of innovations in digital communications….

Consider for example:

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The result is that digital technology has altered both the subject and the methods of teaching the humanities in the contemporary world.  In effect, it has thoroughly transformed our understanding of what we can and should expect to learn from the humanities on this small, finite and fragile planet in a vast and expanding universe.

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