From Angel to Agile: The Business of the Digital Humanities

  • Dean Irvine Dalhousie University
Keywords: business, agile development, proof of concept, prototypes, software, networks, commons


This article positions historical and contemporary formations of the digital humanities in relation to different economic and business models. It examines the prototypical business partnership and economic relations between Father Roberto Busa and Thomas J. Watson as well as the collaboration between Busa and Paul Tasman at IBM. It also proposes a new business and economic prototype, modeled on the principles of agile development and networks.

Author Biography

Dean Irvine, Dalhousie University
Associate Professor, Department of English, Dalhousie University