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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


Introducing Digital Humanities Now

Daniel J. Cohen

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/9780816677948.003.0032
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter focuses on Digital Humanities Now, a new web publication resulting from the author’s attempt to combine the activities of several hundred digital humanities scholars with TwitterTim.es ... More


Text: A Massively Addressable Object

Witmore Witmore

in Debates in the Digital Humanities

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2012
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August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677948
eISBN:
9781452948379
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chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.003.0033
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter begins with a brief description of the author’s work as part of the Working Group for Digital Inquiry at Wisconsin. He describes the University of Wisconsin’s licensing agreement with ... More


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

Tom Scheinfeldt

in Debates in the Digital Humanities

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2012
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August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677948
eISBN:
9781452948379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.003.0006
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


Digital Humanities Triumphant?

William Pannapacker

in Debates in the Digital Humanities

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2012
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August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677948
eISBN:
9781452948379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.003.0022
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter argues that the field of digital humanities seems to be developing a cliquish dynamic that threatens to replicate the culture of Big Theory back in the 1980s and 1990s, which alienated ... More


What Do Girls Dig?

Bethany Nowviskie

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/9780816677948.003.0023
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter begins by presenting an exchange of tweets spawned by the news that two out of thirty-three speakers at the “Digging into Data Challenge” conference are women. The author then expresses ... More


The Turtlenecked Hairshirt

Ian Bogost

in Debates in the Digital Humanities

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2012
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August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677948
eISBN:
9781452948379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.003.0024
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter presents the author’s thoughts about the sordid state of the humanities, its marginalized role in addressing the critical needs of literacies for the twenty-first century. He says that ... More


The Social Contract of Scholarly Publishing

Daniel J. Cohen

in Debates in the Digital Humanities

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2012
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August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677948
eISBN:
9781452948379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.003.0031
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter discusses the social contract in scholarly publishing. The two sides of the social contract are the supply side and the demand side. The supply side is the creation of scholarly works, ... More


The Ancestral Text

Michael Witmore

in Debates in the Digital Humanities

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2012
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August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677948
eISBN:
9781452948379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.003.0034
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter seeks to understand the consequences of “massive addressability” for “philosophies of access”—philosophies that assert that all beings exist only as correlates of our own consciousness. ... More


What’s Wrong with Writing Essays

Mark L. Sample

in Debates in the Digital Humanities

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2012
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August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677948
eISBN:
9781452948379
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Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.003.0040
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

In this chapter, the author expresses his disillusionment with the traditional student paper. He says that just as the only thing a standardized test measures is how well a student can take a ... More


Looking for Whitman: A Grand, Aggregated Experiment

Matthew K. Gold and Jim Groom

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/9780816677948.003.0041
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter describes a 2009 project called “Looking for Whitman: The Poetry of Place in the Life and Work of Walt Whitman,” sponsored by two Start-Up Grants from the National Endowment for the ... More


The Required Reading We Write Ourselves for the Course That Never Ends

Trevorow Ens

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/9780816677948.003.0042
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter first describes the author’s public course blog, which served as a common place to think aloud and work together publicly. The blog was not simply a supplement to the course; rather, it ... More


The Humanities, Done Digitally

Kathleen Fitzpatrick

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/9780816677948.003.0002
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


Why Digital Humanities Is “Nice”

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/9780816677948.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter considers the reasons why digital humanities is often described as “nice.” In contrast to other disciplines where suspicion, envy, and territoriality sometimes seem to rule, the field of ... More


Day of DH: Defining the Digital Humanities

Matthew K. Gold

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/9780816677948.003.0009
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


Humanistic Theory and Digital Scholarship

Johanna Drucker

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/9780816677948.003.0011
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter argues for the need to shift the focus of humanistic study from the effects of technology (from readings of social media, games, narrative, personae, digital texts, images, ... More


Can Information Be Unfettered? Race and the New Digital Humanities Canon

Amy E. Earhart

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/9780816677948.003.0030
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter examines the current position of race and digital humanities work. It focuses on the digital work being produced by those associated with academia and those with strong connections to ... More


The Digital Humanities Situation

Rafael C. Alvarado

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/9780816677948.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter assesses the field of digital humanities. It cites the absence of a definition of digital humanities, as well as a lack of connection among the different groups of digital humanists ... More


Developing Things: Notes toward an Epistemology of Building in the Digital Humanities

Stephen Ramsay and Geoffrey Rockwell

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/9780816677948.003.0010
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

A growing number of people in digital humanities are concerned about the issue of credit for digital work. These include scholarly editors, literary critics, librarians, academic computing staff, ... More


Why Are the Digital Humanities So White? or Thinking the Histories of Race and Computation

Tara Mcpherson

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/9780816677948.003.0017
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter argues that the difficulties encountered in knitting together discussions of race with technological productions within the digital humanities (or in studies of code) are an effect of ... More


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