Adapted from J. Drucker's DH 201 Syllabus
WHAT IS DH?
Digital Humanities is an umbrella term for a wide array of practices for creating, applying, and interpreting new digital and information technologies. These practices are not limited to conventional humanities departments, but affect every humanistic field at the university, including history, anthropology, arts and architecture, information studies, film and media studies, archaeology, geography, and the social sciences. At the same time, Digital Humanities is a natural outgrowth and expansion of the traditional scope of the Humanities, not a replacement or rejection of humanistic inquiry. In fact, the role of the humanist is critical at this historic moment, as our cultural legacy migrates to digital formats and our relation to knowledge, cultural material, technology, and society is radically re-conceptualized. "Promise of Digital Humanities"
"Manifesto for the Digital Humanities"
"Digital Humanities Manifesto 2.0″
HISTORY OF DH
- Vannevar Bush, "As We May Think” (1945).
- Theodor Nelson, "A File Structure for the Complex, the Changing, and the Indeterminate”(1965), from: The New Media Reader, eds. Noah-Wardrip Fruin and Nick Monfort
- Tim Berners-Lee (1996), "The World Wide Web: Past, Present, and Future”
- Burdick, Drucker, Lunenfeld, Presner, and Schnapp, Digital_Humanities (Chapter 1)
- Susan Hockney, "The History of Humanities Computing” in: A Companion to Digital Humanities
- "Part I: Defining the digital humanities” in Gold, Debates in the Digital Humanities.
GENRES AND INFRASTRUCTURE
- Burdick, Drucker, Lunenfeld, Presner, and Schnapp, Digital_Humanities. Pp. 27-58, 73-98. (Chapters 2-3. Skip "A Portfolio of Case Studies"). [link to open access book]
- Svensson, Patrik. 2010. "The Landscape of Digital Humanities” 4 (1). Paragraph 33-179.
- Börner, Katy. 2011. "Plug-and-Play Macroscopes.” Communications of the ACM 54 (3): 60-69.
- Schulz, Kathryn. 2011. "The Mechanic Muse - What Is Distant Reading?” The New York Times, June 24, sec. Books / Sunday Book Review.
CRITICAL THEORY AND DH
- Todd Presner, "Digital Humanities 2.0: A Report on Knowledge”
- Jean-François Lyotard, The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge
- Tara McPherson, "Why are the Digital Humanities so White?” in Gold: Debates in the Digital Humanities
- Elizabeth Losh, "Hacktivism and the Humanities” in Gold: Debates in the Digital Humanities
- Alan Liu, "Where is Cultural Criticism in the Digital Humanities?” in Gold: Debates in the Digital Humanities
Real Face of White Australia
CRITICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY AND DH
- Peter Stoicheff and Andrew Taylor, "Introduction: Architectures, Ideologies, and Materials of the Page [LINK TO pp 1-15]” [Blurry pdf of entire chapter]
- Jerome McGann, "Visible and Invisible Books: Hermetic Images in N-Dimensional Space”
- Kenneth Price, "Edition, Project, Database, Archive, Thematic Research Collection: What's in a Name?”
Walt Whitman Archive: http://www.whitmanarchive.org/
The Rossetti Archive (http://www.rossettiarchive.org/);
NINES (Nineteenth Century Scholarship Online): http://www.nines.org/;
Women Writers Project: http://www.wwp.brown.edu/;
Learn about the Text-Encoding-Initiative (TEI): http://www.tei-c.org/index.xml
- Jo Guldi. What is the Spatial Turn?
- Ed Ayers. Turning toward Place, Space, and Time. & David Bodenhamer. The Potential of Spatial Humanities.
- Peter Bol. What do Humanists Want?]- Excerpts from Presner, Shepard, Kawano. HyperCities.
HyperCities [Click on "Launch HyperCities". Use Firefox for your browser]
VISUALIZATION AND REPRESENTATION
- McCarty, Willard. 2004. "Modeling: A Study in Words and Meanings.” In A Companion to Digital Humanities, edited by Susan Schreibman, Raymond George Siemens, and John Unsworth, 254-70. Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture. Malden, Mass: Blackwell Pub.
- Drucker, Johanna, and Bethany Nowviskie. 2004. "Speculative Computing: Aesthetic Provocations in Humanities Computing.” In A Companion to Digital Humanities, edited by Susan Schreibman, Raymond George Siemens, and John Unsworth, 431-47. Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture. Malden, Mass: Blackwell Pub.
- Snyder, L. Virtual Reality for Humanities Scholarship.
- Johanson, Christopher. 2009. "Visualizing History: Modeling in the Eternal City.” Visual Resources: An International Journal of Documentation 25 (4): 403. doi:10.1080/01973760903331924.- Favro, Diane. 2012. "Se Non È Vero, È Ben Trovato (If Not True, It Is Well Conceived): Digital Immersive Reconstructions of Historical Environments.” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 71 (3): 273-77.
- Johanna Drucker, Humanities Approaches to Graphical Display, Digital Humanities Quarterly (Winter 2011).
- Introductory articles on "culturomics” from Science, "Quantitative Analysis of Culture Using Millions of Digitized Books” (2010).
- Matthew Jockers, Macroanalysis. [Excerpts: Metadata]
- Lev Manovich, "Trending: The Promises and Challenges of Big Social Data,” in Gold, Debates in the Digital Humanities.
Wall, J. Transforming the Object of our Study: The Early Modern Sermon and the Virtual Paul's Cross Project.Virtual Paul's Cross Project.
Lev Manovich on Cultural Analytics.
Lev Manovich Projects
NEW MODELS FOR SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING
- "Case Studies" and "Provocations" section in Digital_Humanities (pp. 61-71 & 101-120
- Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Planned Obsolescence (read "peer review,” "authorship,” and "the university”)
- Roy Rosenzweig, "Can History be Open Source? Wikipedia and the Future of the Past”
- Julia Flanders, "The Productive Unease of 21st Century Digital Scholarship,” in: Digital Humanities Quarterly 3.3. (Summer 2009).
This is the DH Blog of Britt Paris, a 2nd-year IS PhD student at UCLA.