1st Edition

Introduction to Digital Humanities Enhancing Scholarship with the Use of Technology

By Kathryn C. Wymer Copyright 2021
    106 Pages
    by Routledge

    106 Pages
    by Routledge

    Introduction to Digital Humanities is designed for researchers, teachers, and learners in humanities subject areas who wish to align their work with the field of digital humanities. Many institutions are encouraging digital approaches to the humanities, and this book offers guidance for students and scholars wishing to make that move by reflecting on why and when digital humanities tools might usefully be applied to engage in the kind of inquiry that is the basis for study in humanities disciplines. In other words, this book puts the "humanities" before the "digital" and offers the reader a conceptual framework for how digital projects can advance research and study in the humanities. Both established and early career humanities scholars who wish to embrace digital possibilities in their research and teaching will find insights on current approaches to the digital humanities, as well as helpful studies of successful projects.



    Chapter 1: Reasons to engage with the digital humanities

    Chapter 2: Dealing with digital ephemerality

    Chapter 3: Possibilities and limitations of digital tools

    Chapter 4: Working with text

    Chapter 5: Working with images and visualizations

    Chapter 6: Working with performances

    Chapter 7: Expanding your project’s reach

    Chapter 8: Making space and time for digital humanities projects

    Further reading



    Kathryn C. Wymer is Professor of English and Digital Humanities Lab Coordinator at North Carolina Central University. She has served on the Executive Board of the Digital Humanities Collaborative of North Carolina and as DH Fellow and Liaison between NCCU and Duke University’s John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute. Her work on digital humanities has appeared in The Digital Medievalist, Kairos, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Her most recent work focuses on digital humanities pedagogy. She received her PhD in English from UNC-Chapel Hill.

    "Introduction to Digital Humanities provides a concise and accessible guide… the volume would be a valuable reference for humanities researchers and practitioners aiming to further enhance their work by digital approaches, for novices trying to embark on a DH project, as well as for teachers and students in humanities disciplines seeking to keep up with the DH trend in their instruction and learning."

    --Yali Shi, School of Foreign Studies, Jiangnan University, China