Introduction to Digital Humanities Enhancing Scholarship with the Use of Technology
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
"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