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Introduction to Digital Humanities
Enhancing Scholarship with the Use of Technology

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ISBN 9780367711153
January 9, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
106 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents



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

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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.