In this essay I offer a reflection on a conspicuous absence in digital humanities dis-course. Engaging with the manifold ways in which the digital sphere shapes culture and society, the interests and methods of digital humanities appear indispensable in contemporary academia. However, it is my contention that digital humanities sys-tematically omits dealing with the ways in which issues of technology converge with our labor in humanities today. Viewed in the context of an increasing adaptation of research and higher education to the market form, this disciplinary blind spot reveals technological instrumentality as a structuring principle of both digital humanities and its institutional setting, the “university of excellence.”
free text keywords: digital humanities, university, technology, capitalism, HUMANISTIČKE ZNANOSTI. Interdisciplinarne humanističke znanosti., HUMANISTIC SCIENCES. Interdisciplinary Humanistic Studies.