The financial state of many academic institutions has led some to question the role of the humanities. In the U.K., drastic cuts have recently been proposed.
Kathryn Tomasek of the Wheaton College Digital History Project reminds us that these questions do not have to be such rigid binaries. She argues that the digital humanities provide a compromise between the advancement of the applied subjects and the liberal arts.
Many of my colleagues in humanities departments use digital tools in their teaching, and their innovative pedagogy offers students opportunities to practice the methods of their disciplines in ways that expand their exposure to skills that will be more and more necessary as digital culture develops