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Author: Matthew K Gold
Publisher: Minneapolis : Univ Of Minnesota Press, 2012.
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"Encompassing new technologies, research methods, and opportunities for collaborative scholarship and open-source peer review, as well as innovative ways of sharing knowledge and teaching, the digital humanities promises to transform the liberal arts--and perhaps the university itself. Indeed, at a time when many academic institutions are facing austerity budgets, digital humanities programs have been able to hire  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gold, Matthew K.
Debates in the Digital Humanities.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2012
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew K Gold
ISBN: 9780816677948 0816677948 9780816677955 0816677956
OCLC Number: 759909869
Description: xvi, 516 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm
Contents: Digital humanities moment / Matthew K. Gold --
What Is digital humanities and what's it doing in English departments? / Matthew Kirschenbaum --
Humanities, done digitally / Kathleen Fitzpatrick --
This is why we fight : defining the values of the digital humanities / Lisa Spiro --
Beyond the big tent / Patrik Svensson --
Digital humanities situation / Rafael Alvarado --
Where's the beef? Does digital humanities have to answer questions? / Tom Scheinfeldt --
Why digital humanities Is "nice" / Tom Scheinfeldt --
Interview with Brett Bobley / Michael Gavin and Kathleen Marie Smith --
Day of DH : defining the digital humanities --
Developing things : notes toward an epistemology of building in the digital humanities / Stephen Ramsay and Geoffrey Rockwell --
Humanistic theory and digital scholarship / Johanna Drucker --
This digital humanities which Is not one / Jamie "Skye" Bianco --
Telescope for the mind? / Willard McCarty --
Sunset for ideology, sunrise for methodology? / Tom Scheinfeldt --
Has critical theory run out of time for data-driven scholarship? / Gary Hall --
There are no digital humanities / Gary Hall --
Why are the digital humanities so white?, or, thinking the histories of race and computation / Tara McPherson --
Hacktivism and the humanities : programming protest in the era of the digital university / Elizabeth Losh --
Unseen and unremarked on : Don DeLillo and the failure of the digital humanities / Mark L. Sample --
Disability, universal design, and the digital humanities / George H. Williams --
Digital humanities and its users / Charlie Edwards --
Digital humanities triumphant? / William Pannapacker --
What do girls dig? / Bethany Nowviskie --
Turtlenecked hairshirt / Ian Bogost --
Eternal September of the digital humanities / Bethany Nowviskie --
Canons, close reading, and the evolution of method / Matthew Wilkens --
Electronic errata : digital publishing, open review, and the futures of correction / Paul Fyfe --
Function of digital humanities centers at the present time / Neil Fraistat --
Time, labor, and "alternate careers" in digital humanities knowledge work / Julia Flanders --
Can information be unfettered? : Race and the new digital humanities canon / Amy E. Earhart --
Social contract of scholarly publishing / Daniel J. Cohen --
Introducing digital humanities now / Daniel J. Cohen --
Text : a massively addressable object / Michael Witmore --
Ancestral text / Michael Witmore --
Digital humanities and the "ugly-stepchildren" of American higher education / Luke Waltzer --
Graduate education and the ethics of the digital humanities / Alexander Reid --
Should liberal arts campuses do digital humanities? : Process and products in the small college world / Bryan Alexander and Rebecca Frost Davis --
Where's the Pedagogy? : The role of teaching and learning in the digital humanities / Stephen Brier --
Visualizing millions of words / Mills Kelly --
What's wrong with writing essays / Mark L. Sample --
Looking for Whitman : a grand, aggregated experiment / Matthew K. Gold and Jim Groom --
Public course blog : the required reading we write ourselves for the course that never ends / Trevor Owens --
Digital humanities as/is a tactical term / Matthew Kirschenbaum --
Digital humanities or a digital humanism / Dave Parry --
Resistance to digital humanities / David Greetham --
Beyond metrics : community authorization and open peer review / Kathleen Fitzpatric --
Trending : the promises and the challenges of big social data / Lev Manovich --
Humanities 2.0 : promise, perils, predictions / Cathy N. Davidson --
Where is cultural criticism in the digital humanities? / Alan Liu.
Responsibility: Matthew K. Gold, editor.


"Encompassing new technologies, research methods, and opportunities for collaborative scholarship and open-source peer review, as well as innovative ways of sharing knowledge and teaching, the digital humanities promises to transform the liberal arts--and perhaps the university itself. Indeed, at a time when many academic institutions are facing austerity budgets, digital humanities programs have been able to hire new faculty, establish new centers and initiatives, and attract multimillion-dollar grants. Clearly the digital humanities has reached a significant moment in its brief history. But what sort of moment is it? Debates in the Digital Humanities brings together leading figures in the field to explore its theories, methods, and practices and to clarify its multiple possibilities and tensions. From defining what a digital humanist is and determining whether the field has (or needs) theoretical grounding, to discussions of coding as scholarship and trends in data-driven research, this cutting-edge volume delineates the current state of the digital humanities and envisions potential futures and challenges. At the same time, several essays aim pointed critiques at the field for its lack of attention to race, gender, class, and sexuality; the inadequate level of diversity among its practitioners; its absence of political commitment; and its preference for research over teaching. Together, the essays in Debates in the Digital Humanities--which will be published both as a printed book and later as an ongoing, open-access website--suggest that the digital humanities is uniquely positioned to contribute to the revival of the humanities and academic life. Contributors: Bryan Alexander, National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education; Rafael Alvarado, U of Virginia; Jamie "Skye" Bianco, U of Pittsburgh; Ian Bogost, Georgia Institute of Technology; Stephen Brier, CUNY Graduate Center; Daniel J. Cohen, George Mason U; Cathy N. Davidson, Duke U; Rebecca Frost Davis, National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education; Johanna Drucker, U of California, Los Angeles; Amy E. Earhart, Texas A & M U; Charlie Edwards; Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Pomona College; Julia Flanders, Brown U; Neil Fraistat, U of Maryland; Paul Fyfe, Florida State U; Michael Gavin, Rice U; David Greetham, CUNY Graduate Center; Jim Groom, U of Mary Washington; Gary Hall, Coventry U, UK; Mills Kelly, George Mason U; Matthew Kirschenbaum, U of Maryland; Alan Liu, U of California, Santa Barbara; Elizabeth Losh, U of California, San Diego; Lev Manovich, U of California, San Diego; Willard McCarty, King's College London; Tara McPherson, U of Southern California; Bethany Nowviskie, U of Virginia; Trevor Owens, Library of Congress; William Pannapacker, Hope College; Dave Parry, U of Texas at Dallas; Stephen Ramsay, U of Nebraska, Lincoln; Alexander Reid, SUNY at Buffalo; Geoffrey Rockwell, Canadian Institute for Research Computing in the Arts; Mark L. Sample, George Mason U; Tom Scheinfeldt, George Mason U; Kathleen Marie Smith; Lisa Spiro, National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education; Patrik Svensson, Umē U; Luke Waltzer, Baruch College; Matthew Wilkens, U of Notre Dame; George H. Williams, U of South Carolina Upstate; Michael Witmore, Folger Shakespeare Library"--


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