Alan Rubel and Ethical Concerns in the Digital Humanities

Alan Rubel is an assistant professor in the iSchool and Legal Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is also an affiliate of the UW Law School.  His research focuses primarily on questions of ethics and issues of privacy in higher education. Rubel sees humanistic inquiry and digital ICTs (Information Communication Technologies) at the heart of his research, teaching and every day life.  For Rubel, ethical questions will naturally arise out of any kind of humanistic inquiry.  In this interview Rubel discusses his thoughts on digital humanities, particularly enticing ethical quandaries, his “boring” data, and what universities can do to support digital humanities.

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