Introductory Readings for Digital Humanities

August 16, 2012 § 7 Comments

I often field questions about what to read to get to know digital humanities, e.g., for introductory workshops, from faculty members who’ve heard about it but don’t know what it is, from campuses who think they need to do something about it.  Here’s the list I sent off in response to the most recent query:

General Introduction to what is digital humanities:

You might also have those interested watch any of these videos:

For those who want to get a sense of the community’s motivations and breadth:

  • Hayles, N. Katherine. “How We Think.” In Understanding Digital Humanities, edited by Dr David M. Berry. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
  • Svensson, Patrik. “The Landscape of Digital Humanities.” Digital Humanities Quarterly 4, no. 1 (2010). http://digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/4/1/000080/000080.html

For Digital Humanities and Liberal Arts Colleges

For those who are interested and want to take the next step by acting on that interest:

Finally, this series of articles in the New York Times also are aimed at a more general audience–the first one especially covers examples liberal arts colleges.

What did I miss? What would you include?

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