In our first class my group defined digital humanities as The analysis of the interaction of information with technology through a humanist lens. It focuses on how information is gathered, communicated, accessed and interacted with by humans with the consideration of various social issues therein (e.g. inclusion, technological literacy, polarization and misinformation, the impact of social media).
The Colored Convention Project states ‘The process of bringing the long and dynamic history of the Colored Conventions to digital life is one of archival recovery and innovative partnership.’ I believe this process is at the core of DH, it involves collaboration, community, innovation, research, digital archiving, visualization, digital exhibits, tools, and games. My group’s definition states DH focuses on how information is gathered, communicated, accessed and interacted with by humans with the consideration of various social issues which is in line with the work and enlightening and educational information shared on the Colored Convention Project site.
If I was to center an understanding about what DH is around the Colored Convention Project, I would build on my teams definition to include collaboration and community and utilizing DH to investigate and understand and teach history, especially around social justice movements in a visual and interactive way.
The Colored Conventions Project Why Didn’t I Know? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYgFgkxZh2o