If digital humanists are defined solely as faculty or grad students, then I am not one, though I study, apply, speak on, and teach digital humanities practices, while participating with the humanities computing/digital humanities/digital history community. I am not a historian, though that's what the MA degree says and practically everything I have done outside (and sometimes inside) my official capacity could be labeled as digital history. I am not a faculty member at my institution though I have taught courses there, including "Introduction to Applied Humanities Computing." I am not a librarian, though I have taught and presented on such issues as e-texts, e-books, digital collections, sustainability, TEI, and metadata, with and for librarians. Though steeped in geekdom (the word tech is in my job title) I am not hard core, preferring the conceptual to acronym dropping. Learning which buttons to press is the easy part. (And I am no longer a New Yorker, though certain vestiges of cultural expression may live on in the slightly acerbic tone of this description.) I am a member of the combined Academic Computing/Center for Teaching and Learning units at the University of Vermont, committed to helping faculty integrate technology into their teaching and scholarship, and, while it may sometimes feel that we ‚Äúbeat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past,‚Äù I continue to hope that they, too, find the leap into digital humanities both painless and rewarding.
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