1st Edition

Doing Digital Humanities Practice, Training, Research

Edited By Constance Crompton, Richard Lane, Ray Siemens Copyright 2016
    444 Pages
    by Routledge

    444 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Digital Humanities is rapidly evolving as a significant approach to/method of teaching, learning and research across the humanities. This is a first-stop book for people interested in getting to grips with digital humanities whether as a student or a professor. The book offers a practical guide to the area as well as offering reflection on the main objectives and processes, including:

    • Accessible introductions of the basics of Digital Humanities through to more complex ideas
    • A wide range of topics from feminist Digital Humanities, digital journal publishing, gaming, text encoding, project management and pedagogy
    • Contextualised case studies
    • Resources for starting Digital Humanities such as links, training materials and exercises

    Doing Digital Humanities looks at the practicalities of how digital research and creation can enhance both learning and research and offers an approachable way into this complex, yet essential topic.

    Preface, Raymond Siemens

    Introduction, Constance Crompton, Richard J. Lane and Raymond Siemens

    Notes on Contributors


    1. Thinking-Through the History of Computer-Assisted Text Analysis, Geoffrey Rockwell and Stéfan Sinclair

    2. Global Outlooks in Digital Humanities: Multilingual Practices and Minimal Computing, Alex Gil and Élika Ortega

    3. Problems with White Feminism: Intersectionality and Digital Humanities, Jacqueline Wernimont and Elizabeth Losh

    4. Towards Best Practices in Collaborative Online Knowledge Production, Susan Brown

    5. Understanding the Pre-Digital Book, Hélène Cazes and J. Matthew Huculak

    Core Concepts and Skills

    6. Critical Computing in the Humanities, Phillip R. Polefrone, John Simpson, and Dennis Yi Tenen

    7. Text Encoding, Julia Flanders, Syd Bauman, and Sarah Connell

    8. Computational Stylistics and Text Analysis, Jan Rybicki, Maciej Eder, and David Hoover

    9. Databases, Harvey Quamen and Jon Bath

    10. Digitalization Fundamentals, Robin Davies and Michael Nixon

    11. Geographical Information Systems as a Tool for Exploring the Spatial Humanities, Ian Gregory and Patricia Murrieta-Flores

    12. Electronic Literature and Digital Humanities: Opportunities for Practice, Scholarship, and Teaching, Dene Grigar

    12a. Electronic Literature: What Is It?, N. Katherine Hayles

    12.b Electronic Literature: Where Is It?, Dene Grigar

    Creation, Remediation, and Curation

    13. Foundations for Digital Editing, with Focus on the Documentary Tradition, Jennifer Stertzer

    14. XSLT: Transforming our XML Data, Julia Flanders, Syd Bauman, and Sarah Connell

    15. Working with the Semantic Web, James Smith

    16. Drupal and Other Content Management Systems, Quinn Dombrowski

    17. Augmented Reality, Markus Wust

    18. Fabrication and Research-Creation in the Arts and Humanities, Nicole Clouston and Jentery Sayers

    19. From Theory to Experience to Making to Breaking: Iterative Game Design for Digital Humanists, Matt Bouchard and Andy Keenan

    Administration, Dissemination, and Teaching

    20. Project Management and the Digital Humanist, Lynne Siemens

    21. Doing DH in the Classroom: Transforming the Humanities Curriculum through Digital Engagement, Diane Jakacki and Katherine Faull

    22. Digital Liberal Arts and Project-Based Pedagogies, Aaron Mauro

    23. Dissemination as Cultivation: Scholarly Communications in a Digital Age, James O'Sullivan, Christopher P. Long, and Mark Mattson


    Constance Crompton is Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of British Columbia—Okanagan Campus, Canada.

    Richard J. Lane is a Professor and Principal Investigator of the MeTA Digital Humanities Lab at Vancouver Island University, Canada.

    Ray Siemens is the Canada Research Chair in Humanities Computing and Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Humanities in English and Computer Science at the University of Victoria, Canada.