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Getting Started with DH
New to digital humanities? Explore these overviews and guides.
DH 101: Concepts, Methods, and Tutorials for Students and Instructors
Based on the Introduction to Digital Humanities (DH101) course at UCLA, taught by Johanna Drucker (with David Kim) in 2011 and 2012, this online coursebook (and related collection of resources) is meant to provide introductory materials to digital approaches relevant to a wide range of disciplines.
Blackwell's Companion to Digital Humanities
A collection of 37 essays focusing on computational methods, basic humanities principles, specific applications, dissemination, and archiving (edited by Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, John Unsworth. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004).
Blackwell's Companion to Digital Literary Studies
This 2008 guide is a complete overview of the application of computing in literary studies including best practices for digital preservation.
This guide was created and is maintained by Peggy Burge, Humanities Librarian and Information Literacy Coordinator, with additional content and feedback provided by Jane Carlin, Library Director; firstname.lastname@example.org, Archivist, and Lori Ricigliano, Fine Arts Librarian and Associate Director for Information Access and Services.
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DH: Possibilities, Opportunities, Intersections
“A new conjunction of scientist, curator, humanist, and artist is what the digital humanities must strive to achieve. It is the only way of ensuring that we do not lose our souls in a world of data.”
DH Journals and Blogs
DH scholars and practitioners carry on lively conversations both formally--via peer-reviewed journals--and informally--via blogs and other social media platforms.
Digital Humanities Now
"Digital Humanities Now is an experimental, edited publication that highlights and distributes informally published digital humanities scholarship and resources from the open web."
Digital Humanities Quarterly
"an open-access, peer-reviewed, digital journal covering all aspects of digital media in the humanities. Published by the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations"
"DM accepts work of original research and scholarship, notes on technological topics (markup and stylesheets, tools and software, etc.), commentary pieces discussing developments in the field, bibliographic and review articles, and project reports. All contributions are reviewed by authorities in humanities computing prior to publication."
The Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) supports several DH blogs and also curates especially noteworthy entries.
Peer-reviewed journal devoted to exploring the Internet
The Journal of Digital Humanities
"...a comprehensive, peer-reviewed, open access journal that features the best scholarship, tools, and conversations produced by the digital humanities community in the previous trimester."
Vectors: Journal of Culture and Technology in Dynamic Vernacular
The journal focuses on the myriad ways technology shapes, transforms, reconfigures, and/or impedes social relations, both in the past and in the present.