Defining Digital Humanities: A Reader (Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities) (Hardcover)

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By 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.

About the Author

Melissa Terras is Director of UCL's Centre for Digital Humanities, and Professor in Digital Humanities at University College London, Julianne Nyhan is Lecturer in Digital Information Studies in the Department of Information Studies at University College London, and Edward Vanhoutte is Director of Research and Publications in the Royal Academy of Dutch Language and Literature - KANTL, Belgium and Editor-in-Chief of LLC: The Journal of Digital Scholarship in the Humanities.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781409469629
ISBN-10: 140946962X
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: December 23rd, 2013
Pages: 330
Language: English
Series: Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities