Defining Digital Humanities: A Reader

Melissa Terras (Editor), Julianne Nyhan (Editor), Edward Vanhoutte (Editor)

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    Digital Humanities is becoming an increasingly popular focus of academic endeavour. There are now hundreds of Digital Humanities centres worldwide and the subject is taught at both postgraduate and undergraduate level. Yet the term ’Digital Humanities’ is much debated. This reader brings together, for the first time, in one core volume the essential readings that have emerged in Digital Humanities. We provide a historical overview of how the term ’Humanities Computing’ developed into the term ’Digital Humanities’, and highlight core readings which explore the meaning, scope, and implementation of the field. To contextualize and frame each included reading, the editors and authors provide a commentary on the original piece. There is also an annotated bibliography of other material not included in the text to provide an essential list of reading in the discipline. This text will be required reading for scholars and students who want to discover the history of Digital Humanities through its core writings, and for those who wish to understand the many possibilities that exist when trying to define Digital Humanities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages330
    ISBN (Electronic)9781315576251
    ISBN (Print)9781409469636
    Publication statusPublished - 23 Dec 2013

    Publication series

    NameDigital Research in the Arts and Humanities


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