Do you have a Digital Humanities Center on campus? A major or certificate? A course? Or, as is more common, a collection of scattered projects that occur on an ad hoc basis, in different departments under different funding models, with very little continuity or memory of the past?
I’d like to talk about the process of moving from scattered, individual projects to a more fully supported (and supportive) DH program. Has this process happened on your campus? If not, what are the major obstacles? If you do have an established center or program, how did you bring together campus support? What were the pitfalls? What would you do differently?
Is a formal DH center or program always a good idea? Does creating a “center” also create boundaries in negative ways? Does a having DH program/center/discipline start to shape the research question? Is it best to keep DH inquiry on an ad hoc, agile basis? (You can see that I’m full of questions!)
I see this as both a general discussion and a writing session: attendees could possibly leave with a concrete plan, suggested actions, or even a list of what not to do.