1st Edition

Routledge International Handbook of Research Methods in Digital Humanities

Edited By Kristen Schuster, Stuart Dunn Copyright 2021

    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.

    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)


    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.