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Computation and the Humanities

Towards an Oral History of Digital Humanities


ISBN: 978-3-319-20169-6 (Print) 978-3-319-20170-2 (Online)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-19


  3. Chapter

    Pages 21-36

    Why Oral History?

  4. Chapter

    Pages 37-54

    Individuation Is There in All the Different Strata: John Burrows, Hugh Craig and Willard McCarty

  5. Chapter

    Pages 55-73

    The University Was Still Taking Account of universitas scientiarum: Wilhelm Ott and Julianne Nyhan

  6. Chapter

    Pages 75-86

    hic Rhodus, hic salta: Tito Orlandi and Julianne Nyhan

  7. Chapter

    Pages 87-97

    They Took a Chance: Susan Hockey and Julianne Nyhan

  8. Chapter

    Pages 99-121

    The Influence of Algorithmic Thinking: Judy Malloy and Julianne Nyhan

  9. Chapter

    Pages 123-136

    I Would Think of Myself as Sitting Inside the Computer: Mary Dee Harris and Julianne Nyhan

  10. Chapter

    Pages 137-156

    There Had to Be a Better Way: John Nitti and Julianne Nyhan

  11. Chapter

    Pages 157-166

    It’s a Little Mind-Boggling: Helen Agüera and Julianne Nyhan

  12. Chapter

    Pages 167-175

    I Heard About the Arrival of the Computer: Hans Rutimann and Julianne Nyhan

  13. Chapter

    Pages 177-194

    I Mourned the University for a Long Time: Michael Sperberg-McQueen and Julianne Nyhan

  14. Chapter

    Pages 195-208

    It’s Probably the only Modestly Widely Used System with a Command Language in Latin: Manfred Thaller and Julianne Nyhan

  15. Chapter

    Pages 209-226

    Getting Computers into Humanists’ Thinking: John Bradley and Julianne Nyhan

  16. Chapter

    Pages 227-235

    Moderate Expectations, Tolerable Disappointments: Claus Huitfeldt and Julianne Nyhan

  17. Chapter

    Pages 237-256

    So, Into the Chopper It Went: Gabriel Egan and Julianne Nyhan

  18. Chapter

    Pages 257-275

    Revolutionaries and Underdogs

  19. Chapter

    Pages 277-279


  20. Back Matter

    Pages 281-285