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Should Liberal Arts Campuses Do Digital Humanities? Process and Products in the Small College World

Bryan Alexander and Rebecca Frostdavis

in Debates in the Digital Humanities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677948
eISBN:
9781452948379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.003.0037
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter examines the liberal arts sector, small colleges, and universities focused on traditional-age undergraduate education, ones that have apparently played little role in the digital ... More


“This Is Why We Fight”: Defining the Values of the Digital Humanities

Lisa Spiro

in Debates in the Digital Humanities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677948
eISBN:
9781452948379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter argues that the digital humanities community must develop a flexible statement of values that it can use to communicate its identity to itself and the general public, guide its ... More


The Humanities: There Are No Digital Humanities

Gary Hall

in Pirate Philosophy: For a Digital Posthumanities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034401
eISBN:
9780262332217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034401.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 2 considers the extent digital humanities offer us one productive way to think about new ways of being theorists. It examines the “computational turn”, whereby techniques and methodologies ... More


Beyond the Big Tent

Patrik Svensson

in Debates in the Digital Humanities

Published in print:
2012
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August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677948
eISBN:
9781452948379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter explores the contemporary landscape of digital humanities starting from the discourse of “big tent” digital humanities. What is it exactly that needs to be incorporated into the tent ... More


Graduate Education and the Ethics of the Digital Humanities

Alexander Reid

in Debates in the Digital Humanities

Published in print:
2012
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August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677948
eISBN:
9781452948379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.003.0036
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

One of the many challenges and opportunities emerging from the rapid expansion of, and growing interest in, the digital humanities is the question of how to prepare graduate students for academic ... More


Where Is Cultural Criticism in the Digital Humanities?

Alan Liu

in Debates in the Digital Humanities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677948
eISBN:
9781452948379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.003.0049
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter discusses how the digital humanities have been oblivious to cultural criticism and how the lack of engagement cultural criticism prevents the digital humanities from becoming a full ... More


Debates in the Digital Humanities

Matthew K. Gold (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677948
eISBN:
9781452948379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

Encompassing new technologies, research methods, and opportunities for collaborative scholarship and open-source peer review, as well as innovative ways of sharing knowledge and teaching, the digital ... More


In Search of Identities in the Digital Humanities: The Early History of Humanist

Julianne Nyhan

in Social Media Archeology and Poetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034654
eISBN:
9780262336871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034654.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Humanist is an online, international seminar on digital humanities that was set up in 1987 by Willard McCarty. Since its inception, it has taken the form of an electronic mailing list and, within the ... More


Digital Humanities and the “Ugly Stepchildren”of American Higher Education

Luke Waltzer

in Debates in the Digital Humanities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677948
eISBN:
9781452948379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.003.0035
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

The humanities in American public higher education have suffered recurrent crises over the past three decades, brought on by budget constraints. These include increased class sizes, elimination of ... More


The Digital Humanities or a Digital Humanism

Dave Parry

in Debates in the Digital Humanities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677948
eISBN:
9781452948379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.003.0044
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter examines various conceptions of what digital humanities is. It then suggests that the digital humanities can be defined as an understanding of new modes of scholarship, as a change not ... More


The Humanities, Done Digitally

Kathleen Fitzpatrick

in Debates in the Digital Humanities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677948
eISBN:
9781452948379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter discusses the field of digital humanities. Digital humanities grew specifically out of an attempt to make “humanities computing,” which sounded as though the emphasis lay on the ... More


Hacktivism and the Humanities: Programming Protest in the Era of the Digital University

Elizabeth Losh

in Debates in the Digital Humanities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677948
eISBN:
9781452948379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.003.0018
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter looks into the relationship between hacktivism and the humanities. It describes a range of related protest movements during a time when a significant cohort of professors called for ... More


Digital Humanities As/Is a Tactical Term

Matthew Kirschenbaum

in Debates in the Digital Humanities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677948
eISBN:
9781452948379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.003.0043
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter examines the notion of digital humanities as a tactical term. Digital humanities, on the one hand, is a term possessed of enough currency and escape velocity to penetrate layers of ... More


The Function of Digital Humanities Centers at the Present Time

Neil Fraistat

in Debates in the Digital Humanities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677948
eISBN:
9781452948379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.003.0028
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter attempts to provide a specific sense of the things a representative digital humanities center actually does. It then discusses the general function of the digital humanities center as an ... More


What Is Digital Humanities and What’s It Doing in English Departments?

Matthew Kirschenbaum

in Debates in the Digital Humanities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677948
eISBN:
9781452948379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter sets out a definition of “digital humanities”, also known as “humanities computing.” Digital humanities can be defined as a field of study, research, teaching, and invention concerned ... More


Day of DH: Defining the Digital Humanities

Matthew K. Gold

in Debates in the Digital Humanities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677948
eISBN:
9781452948379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.003.0009
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

A Day in the Life of the Digital Humanities (Day of DH) is a community publication project sponsored by the University of Alberta under the direction of Geoffrey Rockwell. Each year, it brings ... More


The Digital Humanities and its Users

Charlie Edwards

in Debates in the Digital Humanities

Published in print:
2012
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August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677948
eISBN:
9781452948379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.003.0021
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter traces a history of the user in digital humanities, before turning to examine digital humanities as system. More recent thinking on usability shifts the emphasis from system to user and ... More


Where’s the Pedagogy? The Role of Teaching and Learning in the Digital Humanities

Stephen Brier

in Debates in the Digital Humanities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677948
eISBN:
9781452948379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.003.0038
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter examines digital humanities through the lens of the scholarship of teaching and learning, exploring in particular the pedagogical implications of digital technologies for the ways in ... More


Where’s the Beef? Does Digital Humanities Have to Answer Questions?

Tom Scheinfeldt

in Debates in the Digital Humanities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677948
eISBN:
9781452948379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter considers the criticism most frequently leveled at digital humanities, the so-called “Where’s the beef?” question—that is, what questions does digital humanities answer that can’t be ... More


This Digital Humanities Which is not One

Jamie “Skye” Bianco

in Debates in the Digital Humanities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677948
eISBN:
9781452948379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.003.0012
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter calls for an ethical turn in digital humanities. It argues that the contemporary drift of noncontent and nonproject-based discussions in the digital humanities often echoes the affective ... More


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