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Digital Affordances: some implications for the Humanities

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Digital technology has a large number of intrinsic properties which are widely discussed but perhaps not so widely appreciated outside of engineering circles. Some of these affordances have significant implications for the Humanities. For example: what constitutes ‘scholarship’ in a digital era? What is the future of the book, the monograph, even of documents? How will forms of scholarly argument and presentation change? What is the nature of ‘authority’ in a digital age? What happens to intellectual property and moral rights in a remix culture? And how will a cultural heritage encoded in digital media be preserved for centuries to come?

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