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Cosgrave, M
Reappraising the Challenges of Interdisciplinarity in Social Sciences and Humanities: Ethical and Political Debates
Digital humanities methods as a gateway to inter and transdisciplinarity
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Digital Humanists have defined themselves as liberators, seeking to free academe from the silos of old disciplines, carving out new interdisciplinary territory. Core values of Digital Humanities like openness and collaboration certainly cut across the neat boundaries of academic administration, while the digital work at the heart of the field bridges the divide between the ‘two cultures’ as it applies the binary rigour of computer science to humanistic inquiry, an enterprise which requires making explicit methods which in the humanities have traditionally been opaque. Experience in teaching undergraduate methods courses across several disciplines has led to a perspective on this question which begins from a methodological standpoint, but which can contribute to a broader overview.