Digital humanities in Higher Education

| April 2, 2019

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We left off pondering what digital humanities are and how — especially in higher education — advanced cross-sections between the written word and digital technology are creating new areas of study in the humanities.The field is in fact not as new as one might imagine. In the 1940s pioneering Jesuit scholar Dr. Roberto Busa, intended to study the concept of presence in the writings of Thomas Aquinas. In the process Dr. Busa concluded that, “philological and lexicographical inquiry into the verbal system of an author has to precede and prepare for a doctrinal interpretation of his works”.

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