Carrie Johnston deposited Being Human in Digital Humanities Project Management- MLA 2020 panel abstract on MLA Commons 3 years, 6 months ago
This panel will consider the changing landscape of research support for digitally-inflected scholarship in higher education through the lens of digital humanities project management. Digital humanists acting as project managers must continually adapt their practices in response to shifting institutional priorities and concomitant changes in the research ecosystems and technological infrastructures that sustain digital humanities projects, programs, and funding. As a result, DH project management is not so much a fixed set of best practices as it is a flexible and engaged mode of inquiry itself that must function within sometimes rigid, modular environments: digital, virtual, and institutional. The MLA 2020 Convention theme, Being Human, provides a useful template for assessing and refining the ways that we document, manage, and promote DH projects to ensure that humanistic inquiry remains at the center of digital work in the face of institutional and technological barriers.