Defining Digital Humanities: A Reader (Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities)

Defining Digital Humanities: A Reader (Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities)

By: Julianne Nyhan (editor), Edward Vanhoutte (editor), Melissa Terras (editor)Hardback

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Digital Humanities is becoming an increasingly popular focus of academic endeavour. There are now hundreds of Digital Humanities centres worldwide and the subject is taught at both postgraduate and undergraduate level. Yet the term 'Digital Humanities' is much debated. This reader brings together, for the first time, in one core volume the essential readings that have emerged in Digital Humanities. We provide a historical overview of how the term 'Humanities Computing' developed into the term 'Digital Humanities', and highlight core readings which explore the meaning, scope, and implementation of the field. To contextualize and frame each included reading, the editors and authors provide a commentary on the original piece. There is also an annotated bibliography of other material not included in the text to provide an essential list of reading in the discipline. This text will be required reading for scholars and students who want to discover the history of Digital Humanities through its core writings, and for those who wish to understand the many possibilities that exist when trying to define Digital Humanities.

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Melissa Terras is Director of UCL's Centre for Digital Humanities, and Professor in Digital Humanities at University College London, Julianne Nyhan is Lecturer in Digital Information Studies in the Department of Information Studies at University College London, and Edward Vanhoutte is Director of Research and Publications in the Royal Academy of Dutch Language and Literature - KANTL, Belgium and Editor-in-Chief of LLC: The Journal of Digital Scholarship in the Humanities.


Contents: Introduction, Julianne Nyhan, Melissa Terras and Edward Vanhoutte. Section I Humanities Computing: Is humanities computing an academic discipline?, Geoffrey Rockwell; What is humanities computing and what is not?, John Unsworth; Information technology and the troubled humanities, Jerome McGann; Disciplined: using educational studies to analyse 'humanities computing', Melissa Terras; Tree, turf, centre, archipelago - or wild acre? Metaphors and stories for humanities computing, Willard McCarty; The gates of Hell: history and definition of digital | humanities | computing, Edward Vanhoutte. Section II Digital Humanities: Humanities computing as digital humanities, Patrik Svensson; Something called digital humanities, Wendell Piez; What is digital humanities and what's it doing in English departments?, Matthew G. Kirschenbaum; The productive unease of 21st-century digital scholarship, Julia Flanders; Towards a conceptual framework for the digital humanities, Paul Rosenbloom. Section III From the Blogosphere: Digital humanities is a spectrum, or 'we're all digital humanists now', Lincoln Mullen; Who's in and who's out, Stephen Ramsay; On building, Stephen Ramsay; Inclusion in the digital humanities, Geoffrey Rockwell; The digital humanities is not about building, it's about sharing, Mark Sample; I'm Chris, where am I wrong?, Chris Forster; Peering inside the big tent, Melissa Terras; ADHO, on love and money, Bethany Nowviskie. Section IV Voices from the Community: Selected definitions from the Day of Digital Humanities 2009-2012; Digital humanities definitions by type, Fred Gibbs. Section V Further Materials: Selected further reading; Questions for discussion; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/12/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781409469629
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 330
  • ID: 9781409469629
  • weight: 752
  • ISBN10: 140946962X

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