What Can Digital Humanities Do?

In his chapter for Debates in the Digital Humanities, Matthew K. Gold asks the following questions

Can DH provide meaningful opportunities to scholars seeking alternatives to tenure-track faculty employment? Can it save the humanities? The university?

That got me wondering: what are people saying that DH can do?

The answers are sometimes surprising and always useful:

digital humanities can and should be encouraged across all arts, humanities and social science disciplines

digital humanities can be seen as a synthesis of several major research areas and practical activities

digital humanities can’t read

digital humanities cannot abide critique

digital humanities can embrace new ways of doing research


Here are some more answers.