In this seminar session devoted to trends in the digital humanities, we (Jason W. Ellis, Margaret Konkol, Patrick McHenry, and Olga Menagarishvili) will discuss ways to enrich our teaching and research with DH approaches and techniques. We will demonstrate how to use widely-used programs, open source tools, and easy techniques for DH scholarship. We will also explore the tone or tension between DH and traditional (i.e., non-digital, analog) humanities. Exploring potential anxieties surrounding DH will facilitate our working through the following questions: What is DH? Is DH fundamentally different than traditional humanities, or does DH enable us to do more with traditional humanities? How can we use DH in our research? How can we use DH in our teaching?
To prepare for the seminar, we ask everyone to read the required articles and browse the resources linked below. Please bring your laptop or tablet. Let’s share our DH experiences and respond to one another’s questions about DH.
Dalbello, Marija. “A Genealogy of Digital Humanities.” Journal of Documentation 67.3 (2011): 480-506. Emerald Management Xtra 175. Web. 26 Nov. 2012.
Hall, Gary. “The Digital Humanities Beyond Computing: A Postscript.” Culture Machine 12 (2011): 1-11. Web. 26 Nov. 2012.
Martin, Regina. “Unease in the Digital Humanities.” TechStyle. 28 Feb. 2011. Web. 26 Nov. 2012.
Jason W. Ellis’ “Down and Dirty Guide to Literary Research with Digital Humanities Tools: Text Mining Basics”
A Companion to Digital Literary Studies
Digital humanities – Wikipedia
The Digital Humanities Initiative
Digital Humanities Now
New York Times Humanities 2.0 Series
ALLC – The European Association for Digital Humanities Publications Archive
DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly: 2012
Digital Humanities / Journals and series
Journal of the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science
Journal of Digital Humanities
Literary and Linguistic Computing
Literature+ | Currents in Electronic Literacy
digitalresearchtools / FrontPage
Tooling Up for Digital Humanities
Sampling of Readings on History and Future Trends
Getting Started in Digital Humanities by Lisa Spiro (JDH)
Theory and the Virtues of the Digital Humanities by Natalia Cecire (JDH)
When Digital Humanities Was in Vogue by Natalia Cecire (JDH)
An Electric Current of the Imagination by Andrew Prescott
Essay on opportunities for humanities programs in digital era | Inside Higher Ed
Digital practitioner interview: Julie Thompson Klein, editor of the Digital Humanities Series @ digitalculturebooks
Digital Humanities: First, Second and Third Wave | stunlaw
Future U: Rise of the digital humanities | Ars Technica
Humanities Scholars Embrace Digital Technology – NYTimes.com
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