Various Authors - Digital_Humanities
Digital_Humanities is a compact,
game-changing report on the state of contemporary knowledge production.
Answering the question, “What is digital humanities?,” it provides an
in-depth examination of an emerging field. This collaboratively authored
and visually compelling volume explores methodologies and techniques
unfamiliar to traditional modes of humanistic inquiry–including
geospatial analysis, data mining, corpus linguistics, visualization, and
simulation–to show their relevance for contemporary culture.
Included are chapters on the basics, on emerging methods and genres,
and on the social life of the digital humanities, along with “case
studies,” “provocations,” and “advisories.” These persuasively crafted
interventions offer a descriptive toolkit for anyone involved in the
design, production, oversight, and review of digital projects. The
authors argue that the digital humanities offers a revitalization of the
liberal arts tradition in the electronically inflected, design-driven,
multimedia language of the twenty-first century.
Written by five leading practitioner-theorists whose varied
backgrounds embody the intellectual and creative diversity of the field,
Digital_Humanities is a vision statement for the future, an
invitation to engage, and a critical tool for understanding the shape of