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Defining Digital Humanities




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Acknowledgements ix
Notes on Contributors xi

Julianne Nyhan, Melissa Terras and Edward Vanhoutte – Introduction – 1

Section I Humanities Computing
Geoffrey RockwellIs humanities Computing an Academic Discipline? – 13
John UnsworthWhat is Humanities Computing and What is Not? – 35
Jerome McGannInformation Technology and the Troubled Humanities – 49
Melissa TerrasDisciplined: Using Educational Studies to Analyse ‘Humanities Computing’ – 67
Willard McCartyTree, Turf, Centre, Archipelago – or Wild Acre? Metaphors and Stories for Humanities Computing – 97
Edward VanhoutteThe Gates of Hell: History and Definition of Digital | Humanities | Computing – 119

Section II Digital Humanities
Patrik SvenssonHumanities Computing as Digital Humanities – 159
Wendell PiezSomething Called Digital Humanities – 187
Matthew G. KirschenbaumWhat is Digital Humanities and What’s it Doing in English Departments? – 195
Julia Flanders The Productive Unease of 21st-century Digital Scholarship – 205
Paul RosenbloomTowards a Conceptual Framework for the Digital Humanities – 219

Section III From the Blogosphere
Lincoln MullenDigital Humanities is a Spectrum, or ‘We’re All Digital Humanists Now’ – 237
Stephen RamsayWho’s In and Who’s Out – 239
Stephen RamsayOn Building – 243
Geoffrey RockwellInclusion in the Digital Humanities – 247
Mark Sample – The Digital Humanities is not About Building, it’s about Sharing – 255
Chris ForsterI’m Chris, Where Am I Wrong? – 259
Melissa TerrasPeering Inside the Big Tent – 263
Bethany NowviskieADHO, On Love and Money – 271

Section IV Voices from the Community
Selected Definitions from the Day of Digital Humanities 2009–2012 – 279
Fred GibbsDigital Humanities Definitions by Type – 289

Section V Further Materials
Further Reading – 301
Questions for Discussion – 305
Index – 307