We will be kicking it around for the duration of the course, but here are some places you might begin investigating what we mean by Digital Humanities:
Kathleen Fitzpatrick, “The Humanities, Done Digitally,” Chronicle of Higher Education, Digital Campus 8 May 2011
Chris Forster, “I’m Chris. Where am I wrong?” HASTAC Scholars blog, 8 Sept 2010
Matt Kirschenbaum, “What is Digital Humanities and What’s it Doing in English Departments?” ADE Bulletin 150, 2010 (PDF)
Patrick Svensson, “The Landscape of Digital Humanities,” Digital Humanities Quarterly 4(1), Summer 2010
Many thanks to Bethany Nowviskie of the UVA Scholars’ Lab, who curated this list in a response on the DHAnswers forum. Scholars’ Lab is a terrific example of cutting-edge DH work; another strong example is the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University and if you’re a 19th century buff, take a look at NINES (Nineteenth Century Scholarship Online) for another case study of DH in action.