Collaboration within digital humanities is both a pertinent and a pressing topic as the traditional mode of the humanist, working alone in his or her study, is supplemented by explicitly co-operative, interdependent and collaborative research. This is particularly true where computational methods are employed in large-scale digital humanities projects. This book, which celebrates the contributions of Harold Short to this field, presents fourteen essays by leading authors in the digital humanities. It addresses several issues of collaboration, from the multiple perspectives of institutions, projects and individual researchers.
'The theme of this volume is collaboration and the application of computing tools for research and teaching in the humanities. This collection of 14 papers provides a unique insight into the reception of technology in the humanities over the past decade and highlights the contribution made by Harold Short in his work at King’s College London.' Online Information Review 'All the chapters are devoted to interesting challenges, such as authorship issues, usage of standards, crowd sourcing the humanities, and mark-up of texts.' Information Research
Contents: Foreword, Marilyn Deegan and Willard McCarty; Collaborative research in the digital humanities, Willard McCarty; No job for techies: technical contributions to research in the digital humanities, John Bradley; A collaboration about a collaboration: the authorship of King Henry VI, Part 3, Hugh Craig and John Burrows; Collaboration and dissent: challenges of collaborative standards for digital humanities, Julia Flanders; Digital humanities in the age of the internet: reaching out to other communities, Susan Hockey; Collaboration in virtual space in digital humanities, Laszlo Hunyadi; Crowd sourcing ’true meaning’: a collaborative markup approach to textual interpretation, Jan-Christoph Meister; From building site to building: the prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England (PASE) project, Janet L. Nelson; Crowdsourcing the humanities: social research and collaboration, Geoffrey Rockwell; Why do we mark up texts?, Charlotte Roueché; Human-computer interface/interaction and the book: a consultation-derived perspective on foundational e-book research, Ray Siemens, Teresa Dobson, Stan Ruecker, Richard Cunningham, Alan Galey, Claire Warwick, and Lynne Siemens, with Michael Best, Melanie Chernyk, Wendy Duff, Julia Flanders, David Gants, Bertrand Gervais, Karon MacLean, Steve Ramsay, Geoffrey Rockwell, Susan Schreibman, Colin Swindells, Christian Vandendorpe, Lynn Copeland, John Willinsky, Vika Zafrin, the HCI-Book Consultative Group and the INKE Research Team; The author's hand: from page to screen, Kathryn Sutherland and Elena Pierazzo; Being the other: interdisciplinary work in computational science and the humanities, Melissa Terras; Interview with John Unsworth, April 2011, carried out and transcribed by Charlotte Tupman; John Unsworth and Charlotte Tupman; Index.
Digital technologies are increasingly important to arts and humanities research, expanding the horizons of research methods in all aspects of data capture, investigation, analysis, modelling, presentation and dissemination. This series, one of the first and most highly regarded in the field, covers a wide range of disciplines and provides an authoritative reflection of the 'state of the art' in the application of computing and technology. The titles in this peer-reviewed series are critical reading not just for experts in digital humanities and technology issues, but for all scholars working in arts and humanities who need to understand the issues around digital research.