Debates in the Digital Humanities by Matthew K. Gold

By Matthew K. Gold

Encompassing new applied sciences, study equipment, and possibilities for collaborative scholarship and open-source peer assessment, in addition to cutting edge methods of sharing wisdom and instructing, the electronic humanities offers to remodel the liberal arts—and might be the college itself. certainly, at a time while many educational associations are dealing with austerity budgets, electronic humanities courses were in a position to rent new school, determine new facilities and tasks, and allure multimillion-dollar provides.

Clearly the electronic humanities has reached an important second in its short historical past. yet what kind of second is it? Debates within the electronic Humanities brings jointly prime figures within the box to discover its theories, tools, and practices and to explain its a number of probabilities and tensions. From defining what a electronic humanist is and making a choice on even if the sector has (or wishes) theoretical grounding, to discussions of coding as scholarship and tendencies in data-driven learn, this state of the art quantity delineates the present nation of the electronic humanities and envisions capability futures and demanding situations. even as, numerous essays objective pointed evaluations on the box for its loss of realization to race, gender, category, and sexuality; the insufficient point of variety between its practitioners; its absence of political dedication; and its choice for examine over teaching.

Together, the essays in Debates within the electronic Humanities—which might be released either as a broadcast ebook and later as an ongoing, open-access website—suggest that the electronic humanities is uniquely situated to give a contribution to the revival of the arts and educational life.

Contributors: Bryan Alexander, nationwide Institute for expertise in Liberal schooling; Rafael Alvarado, U of Virginia; Jamie “Skye” Bianco, U of Pittsburgh; Ian Bogost, Georgia Institute of expertise; Stephen Brier, CUNY Graduate middle; Daniel J. Cohen, George Mason U; Cathy N. Davidson, Duke U; Rebecca Frost Davis, nationwide Institute for know-how in Liberal schooling; Johanna Drucker, U of California, l. a.; Amy E. Earhart, Texas A&M U; Charlie Edwards; Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Pomona collage; Julia Flanders, Brown U; Neil Fraistat, U of Maryland; Paul Fyfe, Florida kingdom U; Michael Gavin, Rice U; David Greetham, CUNY Graduate middle; Jim Groom, U of Mary Washington; Gary corridor, Coventry U, united kingdom; generators 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 collage London; Tara McPherson, U of Southern California; Bethany Nowviskie, U of Virginia; Trevor Owens, Library of Congress; William Pannapacker, desire collage; Dave Parry, U of Texas at Dallas; Stephen Ramsay, U of Nebraska, Lincoln; Alexander Reid, SUNY at Buffalo; Geoffrey Rockwell, Canadian Institute for study Computing within the Arts; Mark L. pattern, George Mason U; Tom Scheinfeldt, George Mason U; Kathleen Marie Smith; Lisa Spiro, nationwide Institute for expertise in Liberal schooling; Patrik Svensson, Umeå U; Luke Waltzer, Baruch collage; Matthew Wilkens, U of Notre Dame; George H. Williams, U of South Carolina Upstate; Michael Witmore, Folger Shakespeare Library.

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Whereas the traditional [ 21 22 ] lisa spiro humanities typically value originality, authority, and authorship—an ethos based in part on the scarcity of information and the perceived need for gatekeepers—the Digital Humanities Manifesto instead promotes remixing, openness, and the wisdom of the crowd. For the digital humanities, information is not a commodity to be controlled but a social good to be shared and reused. Internet values themselves grow out of the humanistic mission to explore and exchange ideas.

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