A Companion to Digital Humanities
Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture 1. Aufl.
This Companion offers a thorough, concise overview of the emerging field of humanities computing. Contains 37 original articles written by leaders in the field. Addresses the central concerns shared by those interested in the subject. Major sections focus on the experience of particular disciplines in applying computational methods to research problems; the basic principles of humanities computing; specific applications and methods; and production, dissemination and archiving. Accompanied by a website featuring supplementary materials, standard readings in the field and essays to be included in future editions of the Companion.
Notes on Contributors viii Foreword: Perspectives on the Digital Humanities xviRoberto A. Busa The Digital Humanities and Humanities Computing: An Introduction xxiiiSusan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, and John Unsworth PART I History 1 The History of Humanities Computing 3Susan Hockey 2 Computing for Archaeologists 20Harrison Eiteljorg, II 3 Art History 31Michael Greenhalgh 4 Classics and the Computer: An End of the History 46Greg Crane 5 Computing and the Historical Imagination 56William G. Thomas, III 6 Lexicography 69Russon Wooldridge 7 Linguistics Meets Exact Sciences 79Jan Hajic¡ 8 Literary Studies 88Thomas Rommel 9 Music 97Ichiro Fujinaga and Susan Forscher Weiss 10 Multimedia 108Geoffrey Rockwell and Andrew Mactavish 11 Performing Arts 121David Z. Saltz 12 ‘‘Revolution? What Revolution?’’ Successes and Limits of Computing Technologies in Philosophy and Religion 132Charles Ess PART II Principles 13 How the Computer Works 145Andrea Laue 14 Classification and its Structures 161C. M. Sperberg-McQueen 15 Databases 177Stephen Ramsay 16 Marking Texts of Many Dimensions 198Jerome McGann 17 Text Encoding 218Allen H. Renear 18 Electronic Texts: Audiences and Purposes 240Perry Willett 19 Modeling: A Study in Words and Meanings 254Willard McCarty PART III Applications 20 Stylistic Analysis and Authorship Studies 273Hugh Craig 21 Preparation and Analysis of Linguistic Corpora 289Nancy Ide 22 Electronic Scholarly Editing 306Martha Nell Smith 23 Textual Analysis 323John Burrows 24 Thematic Research Collections 348Carole L. Palmer 25 Print Scholarship and Digital Resources 366Claire Warwick 26 Digital Media and the Analysis of Film 383Robert Kolker 27 Cognitive Stylistics and the Literary Imagination 397Ian Lancashire 28 Multivariant Narratives 415Marie-Laure Ryan 29 Speculative Computing: Aesthetic Provocations in Humanities Computing 431Johanna Drucker (and Bethany Nowviskie) 30 Robotic Poetics 448William Winder PART IV Production, Dissemination, Archiving 31 Designing Sustainable Projects and Publications 471Daniel V. Pitti 32 Conversion of Primary Sources 488Marilyn Deegan and Simon Tanner 33 Text Tools 505John Bradley 34 ‘‘So the Colors Cover the Wires’’: Interface, Aesthetics, and Usability 523Matthew G. Kirschenbaum 35 Intermediation and its Malcontents: Validating Professionalism in the Age of Raw Dissemination 543Michael Jensen 36 The Past, Present, and Future of Digital Libraries 557Howard Besser 37 Preservation 576Abby Smith Index 592
“Offers the best general introduction to this amorphous field.” Literary Research Guide “The book represents a turning point for the Digital Humanities by bringing together a wide range of expertise from both theorists and practitioners and demonstrating that this can be considered a field in its own right … As an overview of a diverse field, [it] provides a detailed, useful introduction to how computational technologies have and may be appropriated, utilised and even innovated by humanities scholars.” The Classical Review
Susan Schreibman is Assistant Director of Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at the University of Maryland, a faculty member of the University of Maryland Libraries, and Affiliate Faculty in the Department of English. Her recent publications include Computer-Mediated Discourse: Reception Theory and Versioning and ongoing work on the Thomas MacGreevy Archive. Ray Siemens is Canada Research Chair in Humanities Computing and Associate Professor of English at the University of Victoria. Formerly he was Professor of English at Malaspina University-College and Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Computing in the Humanities at King's College London. Founding editor of the electronic scholarly journal Early Modern Literary Studies, he is also editor of several Renaissance texts and coeditor of several collections on humanities computing topics. John Unsworth is Dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is founding coeditor of Postmodern Culture, an e-journal, and founding Director of the University of Virginia’s Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities.
A Companion to Digital Humanities provides a complete yet concise overview of this emerging discipline. The volume contains 37 original articles written by leaders in the field, addressing the central concerns of those interested in the subject. The articles are grouped into topical sections focusing on the experience of particular disciplines in applying computational methods to humanities research problems; the basic principles of humanities computing across applications and disciplines; specific applications and methods; and production, dissemination, and archiving. The Companion is accompanied by a website that will evolve with its readership, featuring useful supplementary materials, standard readings that are publicly available, essays to be included in future editions, and other materials -- visit www.ach.org/companion.
“Offers the best general introduction to this amorphous field.” Literary Research Guide
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