Journal article

Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Brokerage in the Digital Humanities

A Chan, R Chenhall, T Kohn, C Stevens

Digital Humanities Quarterly | Alliance of Digital Humanities | Published : 2017

Abstract

Interdisciplinary collaboration brings the benefit of multiple perspectives to a research project, yet it also provides opportunities for reflection on each discipline’s knowledge base. This article presents a case study in interdisciplinary collaboration between two disparate fields, web development and anthropology. We explore the challenges of translating between domains with differing values, aims and methodologies, as well as issues that arose for us during the development of a web application designed to provide a digital output of an ethnographic project. We consider our experience using the Agile style of software development, which emphasises rapid prototyping, iteration and even fa..

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