Summary and Key Quotes on "From Humanism to the Humanities"


History:
  • Development from humanism (1000-1500) to humanities (trivirum; 1500-1900) was heavily based in transcription of early classical texts (5).
  • “In other words, modern concepts of humanistic knowledge were built on authoring, narrative, and textual models specific to the medium of print, with the monograph gradually supplanting commentaries and critical editions as the inviable touchstone of scholarly knowledge and achievement” (7).

University Displinarity / Interdisciplinarity:
  • In the construction of public schools and universities, literature, philosophies, and classics divided from natural and physical sciences into their own discipline (6).
  • "Digital work challenges many of these separations, promoting dialogue not only across established digital lines but also across the pure/applied, qualitative/quantitative, and theoretical/practical divides” (7).
  • “Digital_Humanities adopts a different view: It envisages the present era as one of exceptional promise for the renewal of humanistic scholarship and sets out to demonstrate the contributions of contemporary humanities scholarship to new modes of knowledge formation enabled by networked, digital environments” (7).