Digital Humanities Readings

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Screen Shot 2016-09-14 at 10.55.28 AMThe application What is Digital Humanities? created by Jason Heppler puts the DH field into perspective. With each refresh of the screen, one gets a new definition of digital humanities that ranges from the laughable to the profound. For those who have been on the fringe of digital humanities this application helps us realize that there are no hard and fast rules to being a digital humanist. I would argue that all one needs to be a digital humanist is a curiosity and fearlessness to explore and work with digital tools for one’s research and teaching. But still there is the question of where one begins. To gain more insight into how digital humanists work and think, I recommend the following readings as a possible starting point.


The Emergence of the Digital Humanities (as the Network is Everting)
Steven E. Jones, 2016
(From Debates in Digital Humanities)

The Hermeneutics of Screwing Around; or What You DO with a Million Books
Stephen Ramsey, 2014
(From Pastplay: Teaching and Learning History with Technology)

Digital Humanities: Where to start
Jennifer L. Adams and Kevin G. Gunn
C&RL News: October 2012

APIs: How Machines Share and Expose Digital Collections

Neoliberal Tools (and Archives): A Political History of Digital Humanities
Daniel Allington, Sarah Brouillette, David Golumbia
Los Angeles Times Review of Books:  May 1, 2016

Books online

Debates in Digital Humanities
Lauren F. Klein, Matthew K. Gold

Digital Humanities
Anne Burdick, Johanna Drucker, Peter Lunenfeld, Todd Presner, Jeffrey Schnapp

A Companion to Digital Humanities
ed. Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemans, John Unsworth

— Tara Carlisle, Digital Scholarship Specialist, OU Libraries

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