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3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  62 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Digital_Humanities is a compact, game-changing report on the state of contemporary knowledge production. Answering the question "What is digital humanities?," it provides an in-depth examination of an emerging field. This collaboratively authored and visually compelling volume explores methodologies and techniques unfamiliar to traditional modes of humanistic inquiry -- i ...more
Hardcover, 141 pages
Published November 16th 2012 by MIT Press (MA) (first published October 5th 2012)
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Nov 10, 2016 Ev rated it really liked it
This primer is a 4; its content is novel as well as its form. It tries to be what it argues for, and it contains much insight towards the future and “dots to connect”. Sometimes it gets a little wordier than need be; ironically the collective authorship is still a part of academia, and academics have been groomed to write for word count.

p.122 - 137 were utterly useless, but the rest of the primer was insightful. Particularly interesting case study on "curating" an Afghan refugee camp. My favorit
Oleg Kagan
I was hoping to get an in to the digital humanities from reading this book because, frankly, I've always found the field strangely barren. To a certain extent, Digital_Humanities succeeded in helping me understanding the bleeding-edge of combining digital tools with humanities scholarship. The examples and provocations were exciting, yet I still can't shake the feeling that this whole hullabaloo is just a lot of noise about applying some new methodologies to age-old studies. That's nice, but not ...more
Mackenzie Brooks
Nov 29, 2014 Mackenzie Brooks rated it really liked it
Shelves: work
This was the textbook for an Intro to DH course I helped out with this spring. Also we've been using it as a discussion starter for a weekly DH brown bag lunch. If you're not familiar with Digital Humanities, there are good short sections that act as a primer. However, the authors don't use real-world examples (to avoid creating a canon, fair enough) so sometimes the hypothetical projects are a little too hypothetical. They made a point to say, this is what DH is now, but maybe it won't be quite ...more
Dec 12, 2014 Kathryn rated it really liked it
The structure of this book is a little too confusing at points, but it's aim is to innovative and I found the collaborative authorship inspiring. (I read this in my favorite class this semester so that may be why I liked it.)
K. M.
Mar 12, 2013 K. M. rated it really liked it
Wonderful and concise. Also, I think, a great example of collaborative writing. I saw the voices of the numerous authors come through clearly but in a way that was completely integrated in the work as a whole.
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Shelves: library
I was hoping to read the whole book, but I got frustrated and decided to read only the part assigned for class. It was just too dense for me. I have too many other things to read this month.
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