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1st Edition

Routledge International Handbook of Research Methods in Digital Humanities

ISBN 9780429777028
Published August 23, 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

Briony Supple (Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning, University College Cork, Ireland)

Digital Aptitude: Finding the right questions for dance studies

Hetty Blades (Coventry University) & Scott deLahunta (Coventry University, Deakin University)

(Critical) artistic research and DH

Sally Jane-Norman (Victoria University Wellington)


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

Cornelia Reyes Acosta

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

Sara Marino (London College of Communication, University of the Arts London)

Modelling and networks in digital humanities

Øyvind Eide (University of Passau)

Organized data

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

Simon Burrows (Western Sydney University) & Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller (Australian National University)

Manage Your Data: Information Management Strategies for DH Practitioners

Kristen Schuster (King’s College London & Vanessa Reyes (University of South Florida

The Library in Digital Humanities: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Digital Materials

Paul Gooding (University of Glasgow)

Section II: Convergence and Collaboration


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

James Smithies & Arianna Ciula (King’s Digital Lab, King’s College London)

The Warburg Iconographic Database: from relational tables to interoperable metadata

Richard Gartner (Warburg Institute, University of London)

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

A.J. Million (Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research)

Maps and languages

Mapping Socio-ecological Landscapes: Geovisualization as Method

Anna Foka (Uppsala University), Coppélie Cocq (University of Helsinki), Phillip I. Buckland (Umea University) & Stefan Gelfgren (Humlab, Umea University)

GIS for language study

William A. Kretzschmar, Jr. (Department of English, University of Georgia) & Alexandra Petrulevich (Uppsala University)

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

Vicky Garnett & Eliza Papaki (Trinity College Dublin)


Intellectual Property Guidelines for the Digital Humanities

Kenneth Haggerty (University of Memphis)

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

Nicholas Proferes (University of Kentucky)

Practicing Goodwill Ethics within Digital Research Methods

Brittany Kelley (King’s College London)

Section III: Remediation and Transmission

Text and beyond

Computational methods for semantic analysis of historical texts

Barbara McGillivray (University of Cambridge / The Alan Turing Institute)

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

Christopher Ohge (School of Advanced Study, University of London) & Charlotte Tupman, University of Exeter

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

Hannah Smyth, Julianne Nyhan & Andrew Flinn (University College London)


How to Use Scalar in the Classroom

Christopher Gilman, Jacob Alden Sargent & Craig Dietrich (Center for Digital Liberal Arts, Occidental College, Los Angeles)

Discovering Digital Humanities Methods Through Pedagogy

Kristen Mapes (Michigan State University)

Course Design in the Digital Humanities

Ben Wiggins (University of Minnesota)

Tools and environments

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

Mia Ridge (British Library)

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

Rebecca A. Croxton (University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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

Dinara Saparova (University of Missouri)

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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.