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1st Edition

Routledge International Handbook of Research Methods in Digital Humanities

ISBN 9781138363021
Published August 24, 2020 by Routledge
480 Pages

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Book Description

This book draws on both traditional and emerging fields of study to consider consider what a grounded definition of quantitative and qualitative research in the Digital Humanities (DH) might mean; which areas DH can fruitfully draw on in order to foster and develop that understanding; where we can see those methods applied; and what the future directions of research methods in Digital Humanities might look like.

Schuster and Dunn map a wide-ranging DH research methodology by drawing on both ‘traditional’ fields of DH study such as text, historical sources, museums and manuscripts, and innovative areas in research production, such as knowledge and technology, digital culture and society and history of network technologies. Featuring global contributions from scholars in the United Kingdom, the United States, Europe and Australia, this book draws together a range of disciplinary perspectives to explore the exciting developments offered by this fast-evolving field.

Routledge International Handbook of Research Methods in Digital Humanities is essential reading for anyone who teaches, researches or studies Digital Humanities or related subjects.

Table of Contents

Section I: Computation and Connection

Creative practices

Get some perspective: Using physical objects in the Glucksman gallery to capture interdisciplinary stories of online teaching and learning

Digital Aptitude: Finding the right questions for dance studies

(Critical) artistic research and DH


"A picture paints a thousand words" – Hand-drawn network maps as a means to elicit data on digitally mediated social relations

Multi-sited ethnography and digital migration research: methods and challenges

Modelling and networks in digital humanities

Organized data

Charting Cultural History through Historical Bibliometric Research: Methods; Concepts; Challenges; Results

Manage Your Data: Information Management Strategies for DH Practitioners

The Library in Digital Humanities: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Digital Materials

Section II: Convergence and Collaboration


Humans in the Loop: Epistemology & Method in King's Digital Lab

The Warburg Iconographic Database: from relational tables to interoperable metadata

Information Communication Technologies, Infrastructure, and Research Methods in the Digital Humanities

Maps and languages

Mapping Socio-ecological Landscapes: Geovisualization as Method

GIS for language study

(Digital) research practices and research data: case studies in communities of Sociolinguistics and Environmental Humanities scholars


Intellectual Property Guidelines for the Digital Humanities

What Ethics Can Offer the Digital Humanities and What the Digital Humanities Can Offer Ethics

Practicing Goodwill Ethics within Digital Research Methods

Section III: Remediation and Transmission

Text and beyond

Computational methods for semantic analysis of historical texts

Encoding and Analysis, and Encoding as Analysis, in Textual Editing

Opening the ‘black box’ of digital cultural heritage processes: feminist digital humanities and critical heritage studies


How to Use Scalar in the Classroom

Discovering Digital Humanities Methods Through Pedagogy

Course Design in the Digital Humanities

Tools and environments

Crowdsourcing in cultural heritage: a practical guide to designing and running successful projects

E-Learning in the Digital Humanities: Leveraging the Internet for Scholarship, Teaching, and Learning

Eye Tracking for the Evaluation of Digital Tools and Environments: New Avenues for Research and Practice

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Kristen Schuster is Lecturer in Digital Humanities, King’s College London.

Stuart Dunn is Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities at King's College London. He is also a Visiting Scholar in Stanford University's Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis's Spatial History project.