Something like an About page

Unable to get any sleep in anticipation of tomorrow’s Day of Digital Humanities, I drafted a first version of what could possibly, eventually become an About page for my participation to this project. At the last minute, I decided to describe myself in hash tags, Identi.ca style.

Being the intellectual that I am, instead of simply writing down what came to mind, I’m now actually curious about the key elements that people generally expect from an About page. So during this Day of DH, as I visit other participant’s About pages, I’ll try to observe my own practice and post back if anything interesting comes out of this.

…or I’ll simply get my act together, write a more traditional About page and stop with the meta-analysis already !

P.S. : Expect a lot of descriptive posts and dents tomorrow, as well as a lot of cross posting since I also want to archive this event on my personal blog.

You say Digital Humanities, I say Technohumanités

When I first discovered that scholars were trying to figure out a proper name for this emerging field of research, my first reaction was : “ Wow, if a consensus still has to be achieved in English, how long will it take to reach one in French ? ”

After surfing around on the internet for interesting links on the Digital Humanities, I found out that our colleagues from France simply decided to go along with “  Digital Humanities ” even in French 1. Although I also found myself using it frequently in Quebec (Canada) in my casual conversations, I was still striving for a better translation.

That’s when I decided to adopt technohumanités as the French translation for Digital Humanities, coined after the term technopédagogie which is broadly used for IT in education.

I would especially love to hear from the French community on this issue. Am I the only one using a neologism or did I simply stumble across the proper translation by accident as it naturally made sense ? Should I, by any chance, have coined a proper translation that makes sense to the community, I believe that the Day of Digital Humanities could be a great place to start a new consensus.

Obviously, if I missed a key French article or author on this topic that already acts as a figure of authority, I would appreciate if you would kindly send me the reference.

References

Welger-Barboza, Corinne (2008). “ De retour d’Oulu ”, L’observatoire Critique, online, <http://www.observatoire-critique.org/article.php3?id_article=214>, published on 2008-07-12, first visited on 2008-07-18, last visited on 2010-03-18.


Notes

  1. “ Cette année, une communication s’est penchée sur les récits en germe de l’histoire des Digital Humanities […] ” (Welger-Barboza, 2008, 10th par.).

    1. Article reposted from :

      http://stéphanethibault.com/2010/03/18/you-say-digital-humanities-i-say-technohumanites/

Preparing #multimedia content…

Preparing #multimedia content for tonight’s class. Need to rent equipment + set it up myself; only a screen in my classroom #UQAM #DayofDH

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Hoping that more Digital Humanists…

Hoping that more Digital Humanists will join me on !Identica for the #DayofDH. #Education needs to support #opensource initiatives #AGPL !dh

Original post : http://identi.ca/notice/25204336
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Reading #rss feeds for the #DayofDH…

Reading #rss feeds for the #DayofDH with #NetNewsWire and commenting on fellow participants’ blogs #research #socialnetworking #dh #dhh10

Original post : http://identi.ca/notice/25209139
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Just got home from tonight’s class…

Just got home from tonight’s class. Interesting presentation on the #Celts by my colleague. Very different approach than mine #DayofDH #UQAM

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Wow, can’t believe that no one else used the #hashtag #DayofDH…

Wow, can’t believe that no one else used the #hashtag #DayofDH on !Identica and #Delicious but me today http://delicious.com/tag/DayofDH

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#Testing Voyeur Tools…

#Testing Voyeur http://voyeur.hermeneuti.ca/ Doesn’t support my #idn Requires #punycode #DayofDH #DataMining #TextAnalysis !dh #dhh10

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Still 285 posts to scan through for the #DayofDH…

Still 285 posts to scan through for the #DayofDH but I have to call it a night

Original post : http://identi.ca/notice/25268362
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