The Digital in the Humanities

“What I have learned doing public history work is that you have to prepare, you have to know about your audience going in, you have to do the work, and you have to follow up to find out if they got anything out of it,” says Sharon M. Leon, associate professor of history and director of public projects at George Mason’s Center for History and New Media. “The majority of [Digital Humanities] work only does the middle step. They do the work. And it may not be their goal to learn what the public understands, but I think if we are going to make these claims about public relevance, we have to do all of the steps along the way so that we have some sense about our impact.”

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ARTICLE CITATION

Melissa Dinsman, “The Digital in the Humanities: An Interview with Sharon M. Leon,” Los Angeles Review of Books, July 10, 2016, https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/the-digital-in-the-humanities-an-interview-with-sharon-m-leon/