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Toward a Diversity Stack: Digital Humanities and Diversity as Technical Problem

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 October 2020


How can the digital humanities help support humanities scholarship on diversity both ideologically and technically? This essay abandons the diversity paradigm prevalent in DH—the “big tent”—for a more technically functional one: the “stack.” It proposes that DH can create a “diversity stack” (conceptually like the “Internet protocol stack”) that combines technical and theoretical strategies for advancing scholarship on diversity. From low to high, crucial levels in such a stacked approach include technical methods for dealing with multilingualism, multimedia, unrepresentative corpora, geopolitical and temporal organizations of identity, and the theory of identity. (AL)

Special Topic: Varieties of Digital Humanities
Copyright © 2020 Alan Liu

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