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Understanding Digital Humanities

Palgrave Macmillan

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii
  2. An Interpretation of Digital Humanities

    • Leighton Evans Sian Rees
    Pages 21-41
  3. Digital Methods: Five Challenges

    • Bernhard Rieder Theo Röhle
    Pages 67-84
  4. Canonicalism and the Computational Turn

    • Caroline Bassett
    Pages 105-126
  5. The Esthetics of Hidden Things

    • Scott Dexter
    Pages 127-144
  6. The Meaning and the Mining of Legal Texts

    • Mireille Hildebrandt
    Pages 145-160
  7. How to Compare One Million Images?

    • Lev Manovich
    Pages 249-278
  8. Cultures of Formalisation: Towards an Encounter between Humanities and Computing

    • Joris van Zundert, Smiljana Antonijevic, Anne Beaulieu, Karina van Dalen-Oskam, Douwe Zeldenrust, Tara L Andrews
    Pages 279-294
  9. Back Matter

    Pages 315-318

About this book

Confronting the digital revolution in academia, this book examines the application of new computational techniques and visualisation technologies in the Arts & Humanities. Uniting differing perspectives, leading and emerging scholars discuss the theoretical and practical challenges that computation raises for these disciplines.

Keywords

  • computer
  • film
  • visualization

Reviews

'Berry and colleagues present us with several current and future trajectories of the digital humanities, both building and questioning its trends. Through the last 40 years of computational research, the humanities have appropriated and developed many techniques for doing their work computationally, but only in the last ten years has the excess of computational capacity begun to bring central questions about the nature of the humanities to light. David Berry and his colleagues sit on the cutting edges of these questions, and their work will inform those debates for years to come.' - Jeremy Hunsinger, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA

'This book introduces and debates important questions regarding the use of digital technologies in numerous academic approaches in humanities and social sciences. These new media technologies are impacting across the disciplinary spectrum and pose challenges to traditional scholarship. Dr Berry's book gives us a timely insight into these various challenges and into the kinds of new 'digital humanities' that are emerging. Clearly written and providing a wide range of examples and case studies it is an important contribution to the growing literature on digital humanities.' - Christian De Cock, University of Essex, UK

Editors and Affiliations

  • Swansea University, UK

    David M. Berry

About the editor

DAVID BERRY is Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Swansea. He is the author of Understanding Softward in the Digital Age: Code, Mediation and Computation (Palgrave, forthcoming)Copy, Rip, Burn: The Politics of Copyleft and Open Source (Pluto, 2008) and co-editor of Libre Culture (Pygmalion Books, Canada, 2008). He has also published in journals such as Theory, Culture and Society, Critical Discourse Studies and The Journal of Internet Research.

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Hardcover Book USD 179.99
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