Adeline Koh (Associate Professor of Postcolonial Literature and Director of DH@Stockton at Richard Stockton College) recently published an article that gives an insightful look into the relationship between the current state of digital humanities as a field, and its larger place and possibilities within the humanities in general.
So this is what I want to say. If you want to save humanities departments, champion the new wave of digital humanities: one which has humanistic questions at its core. Because the humanities, centrally, is the study of how people process and document human cultures and ideas, and is fundamentally about asking critical questions of the methods used to document and process.
You can read her full post here:http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/journal/a-letter-to-the-humanities-dh-will...[Photo, “DH“, by Quinn Dombrowski licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.]