Our alumnus Tamás Kiss, historian and software developer, recently gave an interview on the effects of the digitization of the humanities and the Ottoman text analysis software, Rumi 1.0, which he created.
"I’m simply at the forefront of the transformation of our disciplines, and I’m aware of the present trends. What’s happening right now is that the practitioners of history and literature are looking for ways to get integrated into a new, digital economy, and justify their existence in an ontological situation radically different from what we’ve known so far. Digitization will unavoidably put an end to the humanities as we know them today. However, at the same time, we may perhaps have a say in how our disciplines go down and get reborn in a new, digital, format."
Read the full article here.