I would like to propose a session on how the U.S. government can help create programs that grow the digital humanities environment. Currently there are publicly funded organizations such as the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), however the implementation of more organizations and programs that specifically focus on digital humanities could enable others to discover and learn about more about the field. Additionally this could lead to research and studies that enable us to find new innovative ways of using digital humanities within different industries.
Right now everyone is pretty much aware that there are many unresolved ongoing issues regarding the federal budget, however if we properly invest I believe that we will definitely receive a great return on investment. I also suppose that the bigger question is how to manage the programs to make sure that they are not only able sustain, but also effectively utilizing the taxpayers dollars.
I may not have all the answers to the questions I have proposed, but i do have a few suggestions to bring to the table. I believe that we all will have something to contribute if this session is implemented and I’m looking forward to meeting and discussing these issues with all of you.