In the mean time the CCH "DH Work in Progress" blog has been created and we have started to discuss. Gabby's post on teaching DH made me think a lot on what the hell we are doing when we teach DH, what we hope to achieve by doing it.
It makes me quite nervous seeing that everybody (and at CCH even more so) think in term of research: as we do DH-based research we have to teach how to do research. But how many of our students will actually do research? Ho many will do a PhD, leave it alone a future academic career (these days!! ah!)?Shouldn't we start to be more realist and less snob-nosed when it gets to teaching DH?
With a group of colleagues we are trying to re-think and re-design our MA in DH, and for the moment we are following 2 main directories:
- the professional DH-er (i.e. someone that can actually fund a job where what she has learned at Uni is useful!)
- the discipline declined DH (is there a DH that is not connected to a Hum discipline? and if so, are MA students able to understand it?)