in the author's words:
the humanities are...by definition, the study of human activity, encompassing any field that deals with the institutions created by humans, particularly societies and cultures. alternatively, the humanities serve as reminders of human fallibility and seek to answer what it means to be human through exploring different facets of the human experience.
the digital humanities are...the field representing the bridge between technology and the humanities, manipulating existing data obtained from works in the latter. they highlight the increasing role of technology in reshaping human perceptions of society, culture, and communication.
fields traditionally recognized as part of the humanities [source]:
modern & classical languages
history, criticism, & theory of the arts
(the visual & performing arts are sometimes included as humanities fields, sometimes separated)
topics recognized as part of the digital humanities [source]: