1st Edition

Collaborative Research in the Digital Humanities

ISBN 9781138254510
Published October 16, 2016 by Routledge
260 Pages

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Book Description

Collaboration within digital humanities is both a pertinent and a pressing topic as the traditional mode of the humanist, working alone in his or her study, is supplemented by explicitly co-operative, interdependent and collaborative research. This is particularly true where computational methods are employed in large-scale digital humanities projects. This book, which celebrates the contributions of Harold Short to this field, presents fourteen essays by leading authors in the digital humanities. It addresses several issues of collaboration, from the multiple perspectives of institutions, projects and individual researchers.

Table of Contents

Contents: Foreword, Marilyn Deegan and Willard McCarty; Collaborative research in the digital humanities, Willard McCarty; No job for techies: technical contributions to research in the digital humanities, John Bradley; A collaboration about a collaboration: the authorship of King Henry VI, Part 3, Hugh Craig and John Burrows; Collaboration and dissent: challenges of collaborative standards for digital humanities, Julia Flanders; Digital humanities in the age of the internet: reaching out to other communities, Susan Hockey; Collaboration in virtual space in digital humanities, Laszlo Hunyadi; Crowd sourcing ’true meaning’: a collaborative markup approach to textual interpretation, Jan-Christoph Meister; From building site to building: the prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England (PASE) project, Janet L. Nelson; Crowdsourcing the humanities: social research and collaboration, Geoffrey Rockwell; Why do we mark up texts?, Charlotte Roueché; Human-computer interface/interaction and the book: a consultation-derived perspective on foundational e-book research, Ray Siemens, Teresa Dobson, Stan Ruecker, Richard Cunningham, Alan Galey, Claire Warwick, and Lynne Siemens, with Michael Best, Melanie Chernyk, Wendy Duff, Julia Flanders, David Gants, Bertrand Gervais, Karon MacLean, Steve Ramsay, Geoffrey Rockwell, Susan Schreibman, Colin Swindells, Christian Vandendorpe, Lynn Copeland, John Willinsky, Vika Zafrin, the HCI-Book Consultative Group and the INKE Research Team; The author's hand: from page to screen, Kathryn Sutherland and Elena Pierazzo; Being the other: interdisciplinary work in computational science and the humanities, Melissa Terras; Interview with John Unsworth, April 2011, carried out and transcribed by Charlotte Tupman; John Unsworth and Charlotte Tupman; Index.

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Marilyn Deegan is Emeritus Professor and Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London, UK. Willard McCarty is Professor of Humanities Computing, Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, and Professor, Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney, Australia.


'The theme of this volume is collaboration and the application of computing tools for research and teaching in the humanities. This collection of 14 papers provides a unique insight into the reception of technology in the humanities over the past decade and highlights the contribution made by Harold Short in his work at King’s College London.' Online Information Review 'All the chapters are devoted to interesting challenges, such as authorship issues, usage of standards, crowd sourcing the humanities, and mark-up of texts.' Information Research