Digital Humanities at CUNY. Building Communities of Practice in the Public University

  • Stefano Morello The Graduate Center, CUNY, Stati Uniti
Parole chiave: digital humanities, digital praxis, critical university studies, community of practice, American studies

Abstract

Il saggio presenta una riflessione sulla mia esperienza nelle Digital Humanities al Graduate Center (GC) della City University of New York (CUNY) al fine di confutare il luogo comune secondo cui il punto di intersezione tra le scienze umanistiche e quelle computazionali richieda una robusta infrastruttura tecnologica e sia, di conseguenza, di difficile applicazione nelle istituzioni pubbliche che operano spesso in regimi di austerità. Al contrario, la mia esperienza suggerisce come lo sviluppo di “Comunità di Pratica” orientate allo studio e all’applicazione delle DH possa costituire una risorsa di valore soprattutto per le università pubbliche, grazie all’effetto a cascata che possono generare sia all’interno della comunità accademica sia di quella locale. A prova di ciò, il saggio analizza due progetti che dipendono dalla tecnologia e che interagiscono con essa in modo critico: il CUNY Distance Learning Archive (CDLA), un progetto sviluppato nell’ambito di un seminario in DH al GC, e QC Voices, un’iniziativa pedagogica sistematica presso uno dei CUNY college.

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Pubblicato
2020-12-26
Come citare
Morello, S. (2020). Digital Humanities at CUNY. Building Communities of Practice in the Public University. América Crítica, 4(2), 113-122. https://doi.org/10.13125/americacritica/4516
Sezione
Dossier: An Epistemology of Doing. Digital Humanities and American Studies

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